The third in the World Artists Experiences (WAE) film series, “Lamma dehket Monaliza”, “When Mona Liza Smiled”, is from Jordan.
Set in the old neighborhoods of Amman, the shy Mona Liza (played by Tahani Salim) and the cheerful Hamdi (played by Shady Khalaf) first meet at work. With great affection for the romantic comedy “When Monaliza Smiled” spins the familiar tropes of the genre into a wonderful example of regional Arab cinema. A romantic couple meet awkwardly. Their budding relationship must survive numerous challenges created by supporting and often quirky characters, including the possibility that their relationship may unravel. At a point of near failure, a romantic epiphany occurs that re-unites them and leads, of course, to a happy ending.
The speaker leading the post presentation discussion will be: Fadi Haddad, Professor, American University of Dubai and Producer
Link to a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-L8mQI1xVg
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Webinar ID: 883 1557 9925