A young photographer, Tariq, must choose between his love and his duty of this aristocratic family. He can either run away with his lover, an orphan from the lower class, or go through with his arranged marriage to the daughter of a judge.
In this achingly romantic tale, handsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor. Filmed entirely on location in the ancient city of Sana'a, this exquisite film is the first feature ever to come out of Yemen. Written by
Alex O. Williams
Yes, I saw this film too. I had no idea Yemen even existed. It was, or is, so beautiful. I have found out more about this film and it seems the filmmakers faced incredible difficulties. They deserve medals. I too agree that this film can help improve Western perceptions of the Middle East. We need to see more films like this - And why do we have to see films like this only at festivals? Why can't we see them in our local cinemas? Can't wait for it to come out on DVD and show my friends. I think Bader Ben Hirsi is one to watch and I hope he makes films in English too. All I can say is GO SEE THIS FILM - Its everything a film should be!
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