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Amira

  Mohamed Diab

  Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia     98 minutes

Synopsis

Amira, a vivacious 17-year-old Palestinian girl, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her incarcerated father Nawar, who she’s only ever known behind the glass wall of a prison visitation cubicle. Still, the young woman idolizes her father and vividly imagines life together as a family, along with her equally devoted mother Warda. But when a failed attempt to conceive another child reveals Nawar’s infertility, Amira’s world turns upside down. Writer-director Mohamed Diab (Silver Hugo winner with Cairo 678) returns to the Festival with this brilliantly plotted and emotionally complex tale inspired by true stories of children conceived in this way.

 Arabic, Hebrew with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

Special Event

Thurs, Oct 21 @ 12:00pm CDT


Livestream Q&A with director Mohamed Diab.

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Media

Film Credits

  •   Mohamed Hefzy, Moez Masoud, Mona Abdel Wahab, Hany Abu Assad, Amira Diab, Sarah Goher
  •   Mohamed Diab, Khaled Diab, Sherin Diab
  •   Ahmed Hafez
  •   Mohamed Diab, Ahmed Gabr
  •   Saba Mubarak, Tara Abboud, Ali Suleiman, Ziad Bakri
  •   Khaled Dagher
  •   Film Clinic, Agora Audiovisuals, Acamedia Pictures
  •   http://inter.pyramidefilms.com/pyramidefilms-international-catalogue/amira.html

Sponsors

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum