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DREAMS OF THE CITY

Mohamad Malas
Feature Narrative | PG-13 | 130 min | Syria | 1984 | Arabic dialogue with English subtitles

Date: Date: 17th and 18th January
Venue: MIA Auditorium


Synopsis:
When his father dies, Dib, his younger brother and their mother (Yasmine Khlat) move away from their hometown Quneitra to Damascus. The mother’s despotic father reluctantly takes them in and tries to force her to remarry. Overwhelmed by the magic of the city, Dib wants to discover everything and is full of dreams, but his daily life is shaped by insults and punishments. Dib grows up against a backdrop of the political upheavals of the 1950s and loses his childish illusions in the face of such violence and brutality. The dreams of the city prove to be a nightmare. Mohammad Malas’ partly autobiographical debut film marked the transition to auteur cinema in Syria.

For more information and reservations, kindly visit DFI’s website as below:

https://www.dohafilminstitute.com/films/dreams-of-the-city

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Families, MIA Atrium

2 February, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us on one Saturday every month for drop-in family activities such as writing your own Ugarit table, archaeology digs, music, mosaics, storytelling and much more.

Syrian Saturdays

Families, MIA Atrium

9 March, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us on one Saturday every month for drop-in family activities such as writing your own Ugarit table, archaeology digs, music, mosaics, storytelling and much more.

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