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.
Screenings & Events
Tue, Oct 19 @ 5:45pm CDT
at AMC River East, Screen 7
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
Thurs, Oct 21 @ 12:00pm CDT
Livestream Q&A with director Mohamed Diab.
- 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
International Competition Patron
Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum