There are a series of film showings coming up at historic Leighton House in Kensington as part of the annual Nour Festival of Arts. The Festival shines a light on the very best in contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts and culture. It takes place in venues across the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and is organised by the Council’s Arts and Culture Service.
Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm screening for all shows.
TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER
NOUR SHORT FILM EVENING
Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, W14 8LZ.
An evening of five short films curated by Yasmin El Derby.
WEDNESDAY 26 NOVEMBER
EXCUSE MY FRENCH
Tickets cost £8 or £6 for concessions.
In Arabic with English subtitles
A darkly comic tale from acclaimed Egyptian film director Amr Salama, Excuse My French (2014) is the story of Hany Abdallah Peter, a child whose life is turned upside down by the death of his father and his mother’s discovery of the huge debts they have to pay.
Following the screening, director Amr Salama talks to author and political-economist Tarek Osman.
FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER
ZOOM IN YEMEN
Tickets cost £7 or £5 for concessions.
This is the premier of the winning film of the British Council’s Zoom Short Film Competition which aims to discover Yemeni filmmaking talent.