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Barakah Meets Barakah

A laid-back civil servant and wealthy video blogger struggle to make it as a modern couple amid strict Saudi social conventions.

Box art for Barakah Meets Barakah

One of the more pointedly political Middle Eastern films that have played the festival circuit recently.

He’s a municipal civil servant from Jeddah whose origins are humble to say the least, while she’s a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple whose marriage has suffered due to their lack of biological children. He’s also an amateur actor in a theatre company rehearsing a production of "Hamlet", while she functions as a crowd-puller for her stylish adoptive mother’s boutique and runs her own boisterous, widely-seen vlog. Fate brings them together – in an environment hostile to dating of any kind. But the two of them show breathtaking ingenuity to circumvent the system of tradition, etiquette and religious police – with the crucial help of a quirky midwife and a pink push up bra.

Director
Mahmoud Sabbagh
Cast
Hisham FageehFatima AlBanawi
Genres
Comedy, International Comedies
Country
Saudi arabia
Language
Arabic
Available
Oct 12 2017

One of the more pointedly political Middle Eastern films that have played the festival circuit recently.