Monday, 6 April 2009

Mohamed al Daradji. Iraq. 2007. 110 mins. Sub-titles. Cert 15.

A groundbreaking film, shot in Baghdad in 2004 in near-impossible conditions, it charts the descent of three Iraqis from normality into chaos, confusion and occupation. Ahlaam is a bewildered young woman, formerly privileged, now confined to an asylum. She struggles with delusions after the violent arrest of her fiancée on their wedding day.

STOP PRESS: Danny Evans, who worked on the editing of Ahlaam for its British co-producers, Human Film, will give a brief introduction to the film, about the extraordinary circumstances in which it was made, and will answer questions from the audience immediately after the screening.

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