Previously at the ICA - Films

Daoud Abdel Sayed, Kit Kat, 1991

Safar: Kit Kat + Intro

21 Sep 2014

Voted one of the ten best Arab films of all time, Daoud Abdel Sayed’s Kit Kat is an Egyptian comedy from one of the most unique voices in global cinema. Sheikh Hosny is a blind man who lives with his old mother and his frustrated son in the Kit Kat neighbourhood. His son Youssef dreams of going to Europe to find work, and has a relationship with a divorced woman named Fatima. Sheikh Hosny refuses to admit his handicap and dreams of riding a motorcycle, he also spends his nights smoking marijuana with the locals in order to forget his miseries after the loss of his wife and the selling of his father's house.

Presented in partnership with the Egyptian National Film Center.

Read the Safar 2014 blog post by the Arab British Centre about Kit Kat

Egypt | 1991 | Dir: Daoud Abdel Sayed | 129 mins | Cert: 12A

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