Tripoli, 25 October 2013:
There will be a film showing in Tripoli tonight . . .[restrict]of The Kite Runner – a tale of childhood innocence and betrayal in Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner tells the story of Afghan refugee Amir who, after years of living in America, starts to work through his childhood memories. In particular, it explores his guilt over an incident that led to him abandoning his closest friend Hassan, the son of his father’s servant. Amir then sets out on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past.
Based on the 2003 novel of the same title, by Khaled Hosseini, the story is set to a backdrop of the tumultuous recent history of Afghanistan. Directed by Marc Forster, most of the film was shot in China, because of the dangers of filming in Afghanistan.
The Kite Runner is in English and Dari, with Arabic subtitles.
The film is part of the Arete Cinema Club’s new season of screenings. Cinemas and theatres in Libya were closed for decades and the Arete Cinema Club aims to reintroduce films to the community. Screenings this season will include some of the best of new Arab cinema as well as Hollywood hits and classic European films.
The screening of The Kite Runner starts at 5 pm on Saturday 26 October. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli, near the Prime Minister’s Office. [/restrict]