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Ciné Lumière

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Institut Français, 17 Queensberry Place, Kensington, London, SW7 2DT
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Subbak Festival 2017: Al Atlal (UK premiere)

Al Atlal means The Ruins. It is about the remains of lost love and homeland. Actress and singer Norah Krief felt a burst of nostalgia remembering her mother listening to the Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthum on their record-player. Her joy of singing about nostalgia drove Norah Krief to create this personal and autobiographical work. She reinterprets Ibrahim Nagi's famous poem and includes testimonials of people who speak of their life in exile. She is accompanied by a trio of musicians: Frederic Fresson, Lucien Zerrad and Yousef Zayed. Norah Krief, has worked with many theatre writers and directors. In 2005, she was awarded the prestigious Moliere award for Best Supporting Actress and recently appeared at the Barbican in Phedre(s) by Krzysztof Warlikowski as part of LIFT.

Tue 4 Jul

£15 (£13)

  • 19:30

Ciné lumière was founded in 1998 by Catherine Deneuve to promote the best in French and world cinema. Films screened are in their original language with English subtitles.

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