The Scene Club is a monthly film club that highlights the best of international independent cinema. They've been screening a very impressive line up of films, which sadly I've been missing, but I hope to go to their next one.
On Wednesday Tuesday, 6th August, The Scene Club will show Le Sac de Farine (Bag of Flour) by Kadija Leclere, who will also be present for a Q&A session after the film. The screening will take place in the Knowledge Village Auditorium.
Tickets are complimentary, but you must register in advance and collect your ticket at the venue.
The film is based on a true story.
Alsemberg (Belgium), December 1975. Sarah, 8 years old, lives in a Catholic orphanage. One day, her biological father, whom she has never met, comes to take her for a weekend in Paris. But it is in Morocco that Sarah wakes up, in a little town lost in the middle of the Atlas.
Very soon, her father leaves, abandoning her without any explanation. She then slips into the life of a little Moroccan girl where the only schooling she is offered is that of knitting.
Nine years later, we find Sarah, 17 years old, a teenager like all the others. At least, almost. We are in 1984, in the middle of a hunger revolt (The Revolt of ‘Awbach’). Sarah’s father has never sent the money he had said he would, and for the family where she is staying, each mouth to feed accounts for more and more. Sarah will have to find a way to earn her board.
And then, there’s Nari, that beautiful politically engaged student. But then, there is also her wish of leaving, to going back to the Belgium of her childhood, the school, the books and a life that Sarah imagines free.
Date: Wednesday Tuesday, 6th August
Time: Doors open at 8.00pm for ticket collection and networking. Film screening at 9.00pm followed by Q&A with Kadija Leclere. Register for your ticket online.
Venue: Knowledge Village Auditorium, Dubai (location map)