Tue 4 July 2017, 7.30pm
In French and Arabic with English subtitles
£15, £13 concessions
Ciné Lumière, Institut Français
17 Queensberry Place
London, SW7 2DT
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Al Atlal means The Ruins. It is about the remains of lost love and homeland.
Actress and singer Norah Krief felt a burst of nostalgia remembering her mother listening to the Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthum on their record-player. Her joy of singing about nostalgia drove Norah Krief to create this personal and autobiographical work. She reinterprets Ibrahim Nagi’s famous poem and includes testimonials of people who speak of their life in exile.
She is accompanied by a trio of musicians: Frederic Fresson, Lucien Zerrad and Yousef Zayed.
Norah Krief, has worked with many theatre writers and directors. In 2005, she was awarded the prestigious Molière award for Best Supporting Actress and recently appeared at the Barbican in Phèdre(s) by Krzysztof Warlikowski as part of LIFT.
Presented in partnership with Institut français du Royaume Uni as part of its series En Scène!
All images © Jean-Louis Fernandez