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FrenchFilmFest Young Ahmed

Belgium’s Dardenne brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc, always sympathetic to stories of troubled youth, take a controversial turn in this portrait of a radicalised Muslim teen. Ahmed (Idir Ben Addi) finds himself caught between his imam’s ideals of unity and life’s temptations. As the film opens he has developed a dangerous connection with a militant imam (Othmane Moumen). Clues suggest these changes in Ahmed’s attitude are recent, as the boy who seems to have been a relatively normal teen just weeks before has become obsessed with prayer and the “purity” of those around him.

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  • 25-11-2019 All day

    Monday 25 November 18:30-20:45

     

    After the screening of Les drapeaux de papier (2019), director Nathan Ambrosioni will answer the audience’s questions about his film.

    This event is part of the French Film Festival UK 2019 programme.

    Synopsis
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    Event details

    Les drapeaux de papier
    (dir. Nathan Ambrosioni | 2019 | 1h42min)
    Wednesday, 25 November | 6:30pm
    In French with English subtitles
    FREE, but reservations necessary

    Institut français d’Ecosse
    Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard
    West Parliament Square
    Edinburgh EH1 1RF

    Access Details
    The Institut français d’Ecosse and the Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard are fully accessible with step-free access available at West Parliament Square and George IV Bridge.

    Booking
    This event is free and booking is strongly recommended. Book directly online or contact us at 0131 285 6030 or ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr