SAFAR Film Festival: The Last Queen

Sunday 9 July, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£8.90 / £8 for screenings before 5pm (Non-Members: £9.90 / £8.90 ) £6.65 for under 16s (Non-Storyhouse Members: £7.40)
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In partnership with SAFAR Film Festival, we bring the UK premiere of The Last Queen to Storyhouse in Chester for this year’s festival. 

Algeria, 1516. The pirate Aruj Barbarossa frees Algiers from the tyranny of the Spanish and seizes power over the kingdom. Rumour has it he murdered the King Salim Toumi, despite their alliance. Against all odds, one woman will stand up to him: Queen Zaphira. Between history and legend, this woman’s journey tells of a struggle, of personal and political turmoil endured for the sake of Algiers.

The first work co-directed by Algerian director-actress Adila Bendimerad and French-Algerian director Damien Ounouri, The Last Queen is “a pulsating portrait of a heroine from the past, boast[ing] sumptuous period costumes and sets, well-choreographed fight sequences and strong-willed female characters, all amidst a backdrop of flesh, blood and bones.” – CineEuropa

DIRECTOR: Adila Bendimerad & Damien Ounouri
COUNTRY: Algeria, Taiwan, France
RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 50 minutes
ACCESS: See Storyhouse website for full access information.
The SAFAR Film Festival is the largest festival in the UK dedicated to cinema from the Arab world. Founded and run by the Arab British Centre, SAFAR offers a unique space for audiences to explore and celebrate the diversity of Arab cinema past, present, and future.

SAFAR Film Festival logo in black English text and Arabic script







Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester, CH1 2AR

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