The Worthy

Al Mokhtaroun

ALI F. MOSTAFA
United Arab Emirates, 2017
99 minutes, Color
Official website

Part social commentary, and part sheer thrill ride, The Worthy is breathless, an audacious ripping up the script of what to expect from an Arabic language film. Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa (City of Life, Arabian Sights 2010 and From A to B, Arabian Sights 2015) makes his most ambitious, mature film to date with The Worthy, a visually spectacular dystopian take on an Arab world torn apart by social disorder. A prologue shows us a truck driver picking up a hitchhiker. The man, his face hollow with distress, warns the driver to beware the black flags before he disappears into the distance. Heeding the hitchhiker's warning, the driver moves to an abandoned warehouse with his children and a small group of survivors, seeking refuge with the only clean remaining water source in the area. When two visitors infiltrate their compound, they soon become pawns in a test for survival, where only one of them shall be chosen worthy.—BFI London Film Festival

In Arabic with English subtitles

Followed by a Closing Party, $20.00

Co-presented with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

CLOSING NIGHT

The Worthy

Al Mokhtaroun

ALI F. MOSTAFA
United Arab Emirates, 2017,
99 minutes, Color
Official website


Part social commentary, and part sheer thrill ride, The Worthy is breathless, an audacious ripping up the script of what to expect from an Arabic language film. Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa (City of Life, Arabian Sights 2010 and From A to B, Arabian Sights 2015) makes his most ambitious, mature film to date with The Worthy, a visually spectacular dystopian take on an Arab world torn apart by social disorder. A prologue shows us a truck driver picking up a hitchhiker. The man, his face hollow with distress, warns the driver to beware the black flags before he disappears into the distance. Heeding the hitchhiker's warning, the driver moves to an abandoned warehouse with his children and a small group of survivors, seeking refuge with the only clean remaining water source in the area. When two visitors infiltrate their compound, they soon become pawns in a test for survival, where only one of them shall be chosen worthy.—BFI London Film Festival

In Arabic with English subtitles

Followed by a Closing Party, $20.00

Co-presented with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates


Sunday, October 29
7:00 PM
$20.00

Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

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