Aflam is back this month with the sceening of Le Grand Voyage on Wednesday, 25th July at VOX Cinemas in the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi. The screenings are free, but you need to register in advance to attend. Visit this link to complete the registration form.
It's a very good film and I strongly recommend you watch it if you can. I saw it a few years ago at the Dubai International Film Festival. It's a great road movie, and watching the relationship between the father and son develop during their journey is very moving. Warning, carry some extra tissues with you.
A few weeks before his college entrance exams, Reda, a young man who lives in the south of France, finds himself forced to drive his father to Mecca.
From the start, the journey looks to be difficult. Reda and his father have nothing in common. Talk is reduced to the strict minimum. Reda wants to experience this trip in his own way. His father demands respect for himself and the meaning of this pilgrimage.
As they drive through different countries and meet various people, Reda and his father observe each other warily. How can they create a relationship when communication is impossible? From the south of France, through Italy, Serbia, Turkey, Syria, Jordan to Saudi Arabia, their road is 3,000 miles long.