The BFI London Film Festival is set to kick off on Oct. 6 and will feature a number of regional films.
6 regional films to screen at London Film Festival
“A Hero,” by Iranian producer Asghar Farhadi, tells the story of Rahim, a traditional sign-maker imprisoned for an unpaid debt. During a two-day period of leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint, but things do not go as planned.
‘Costa Brava Lebanon’
Lebanese director Mounia Akl’s impassioned feature film debut is an eerie family drama set amid a raging climate crisis in near-future Lebanon.
‘Hit the Road’
Iranian director Panah Panahi’s drama, which showed at the Cannes Film Festival, is all about the journey. It follows a chaotic family-of-four that goes on a road trip in a borrowed car.
The film, directed by Lebanese filmmakers Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas, covers three generations of women from 1980s war-ravaged Beirut to icy Montreal.
‘The Sea Ahead’
Directed by Lebanese filmmaker Ely Dagher, “The Sea Ahead” is centered around a young woman’s return to Beirut after a number years living abroad.
The film, based on a true story, is about Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, who went to prison after a video of her slapping an Israeli soldier went viral.