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Still: Ahlaam (Dreams)

Ahlaam (Dreams)

2 Nov 200715 Nov 2007

"...a remarkable achievement" Empire

"...honest and brave..." Time Out 

This remarkable debut film plunges the viewer into the madness of occupied Baghdad circa 2003. Two inmates from a mental institution suddenly find themselves out in the streets, negotiating local gangs, American soldiers, ruined buildings and falling bombs. An intense, vivid experience both on and off-screen, as the director and his crew were abducted and interrogated by both sides during the shooting of the film.

Hear more about the off-screen story from director Mohamed Al-Daradji in person on Friday 2 November.

A Winstone Films release.

Ahlaam (Dreams)

Dir Mohamed Al-Daradji, Iraq/UK/Netherlands 2006, 110 mins, subtitles

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