16th keswick film festival

Excuse My French

99 min, Amr Salama, Egypt (2014)

Showing Fri 27 February, 12.30 pm

Excuse My French

This production ended on 27/02/2015

Synopsis

Described as a dark comedy, Excuse My French centres on Hany Abdullah Peter Soussa (Ahmed Dash), a young Egyptian Copt boy, who, after tragically losing his devoted and influential father, is uprooted from private education and enrolled in a state school. Overwhelmed by this new dog-eat-dog environment, Hany is mistaken for a Muslim by pupils and teachers alike and, for fear of being ostracised by his new peers, decides not to correct them on their assumption. Director Amr Salama’s screenplay for the film survived four rejections by the Egyptian censor of three successive governments before the final cut was approved for filming.

Thanks to Film Clinic

Location: Theatre by the Lake, Main House

Prices £5