بركة يقابل بركة

BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH

By Mahmoud SABBAGH

MAD SOLUTIONS - as SALES All rights, Arab / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, Arab World

Comedy - Completed 2016

Barakah Meets Barakah tells the story of two lovers who 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.

Festivals
& Awards

Cairo International Film Festival 2016
Certificate of Appreciation
BFI London Film Festival 2016
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Berlinale - EFM 2016
Ecumenical Jury Prize
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • SAUDI ARABIA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mahmoud SABBAGH
    • Writer(s)
    • Mahmoud SABBAGH
    • EIDR 10.5240/E2D8-E682-6753-347C-0C76-E
    • Producer(s)
    • El housh PRODUCTIONS (El Housh Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Barakah (Hisham Fageeh) is a Saudi municipal civil servant whose origins are humble to say the least, while Bibi (Fatima Al Banawi) is a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple who functions as a crowd-puller for her stylish adoptive mother’s boutique and has become ultra-famous via her own widely-seen vlog. When Barakah and Bibi meet by chance at a photoshoot the two share a kinetic moment. Could it be love at first sight? And what could a municipal agent and a gorgeous media-star possibly have in common? Inspired by their mutual feelings of attraction, the young would-be-couple set out to get to know each other better. But under the ever-watchful eye of authority - where meeting in public unchaperoned is prohibited and physical contact is verboten - Barakah and Bibi find themselves in a near-impossible situation trying just to go on a first date. BARAKAH YOQABIL BARAKAH is a remarkably candid Saudi Arabian love story. Using stabs of acerbic humor, the film gives an insightful look into a time and place where tradition clashes with the modern world of smart phones and social-media. Featuring breakout performances from Fageeh and Al-Banawi the film marks an inspiring debut by first-time feature writer/director Mahmoud Sabbagh.
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