Two lovers are united in an environment hostile to dating of any kind. He is Barakah, the municipal civil servant from Jeddah, who is also an amateur actor in a theatrical troupe. She is Barakah, a wild beauty, who functions as a crowd-puller for her stylish mother’s boutique and runs her own widely-seen vlog. They both defy customs and traditions, as well as the religious police, using modern communication technologies and traditional dating methods.
Starring: Hisham Fageeh, Fatima Albanawi, Sami Hifny
Written & directed by: Mahmoud Sabbagh
Produced by: El Housh Productions
The Ecumenical Jury Prize at the 66thBerlinale within the Forum section, landing its world premiere there
Sydney Film Festival