In partnership with the ICA and Dubai International Film Festival, the Arab British Centre take us on "A Journey Through Popular Arab Cinema" with their Safar film festival, which begins this Friday in London. We've teamed up with the festival to offer a lucky reader a pair of tickets to the screening of the intriguingly-titled 'Terrorism And The Kebab'.
The Safar season examines fifty years of Arab cinema, focussing mainly on what has historically been the cultural epicentre for this brand of cinema - Egypt. However, countries such as Lebanon and Jordan also find themselves represented. For example, one of prominent Lebanese actor/director Nadine Labaki's earliest roles is featured in 'Bosta', a post-war musical which is the opening film of the festival.
'Terrorism And The Kebab' was released in 1993 and has become one of the most popular Egyptian films of all time. The film stars legendary comedian Adel Imam as Ahmed, a man frustrated by governmental paperwork, which leads him to attack an official. As armed police respond, a machine gun finds its way into Ahmed's hands and he assumes the role of a terrorist - his first demand, a good quality shish kebab.
Find more info on Safar and purchase tickets at ica.org.uk.