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Take Me to the Cinema

Date of Event: 05/09/2022

Time of Event: 20:00

Location of Event: The Royal Film Commission - Jordan

Director: Albaqer Jafeer

Country: Iraq/ Egypt

Production Year: 2021

Screening of the Iraqi documentary
“Take Me to the Cinema”
Monday 5th of September 2022
This event is organized by The Royal Film Commission – Jordan
8 PM at The Royal Film Commission – Jordan, 1st Circle, Jabal Amman
Free Entry

Take Me to the Cinema

Albaqer Jafeer, 61 min, Documentary, in Arabic with English subtitles, Iraq/ Egypt, 2021


Director Albaqer Jafeer realizes that the story of 65-year-old novelist, and once Iraqi soldier, Nassif Falak is taking a shape that very much resembles his own current story. Jafeer meets the writer who found his safe haven in cinema during the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s. Impacted by a particular film, Falak develops the dream of becoming an actor. When Jafeer meets Falak, they both try finding that film in post war Baghdad. This journey leaves Jafeer torn: should he stay in Baghdad, or should he leave to make his dream come true?

The film has competed at the third edition of Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film and has received a Special Mention in the feature-length Arab documentary category. It also participated at the Red Sea International Film Festival.

Film Trailer