Leila and the Wolves - Heiny Srour, 1980-1984. Courtesy of the artist and Cinenova Distribution.

Following the sold-out screening at this year’s Open City Documentary Festival, Cinenova is thrilled to announce a week-long run of the new 2K restoration of the groundbreaking film Leila and the Wolves by Heiny Srour. On the 40th anniversary of its production, you can catch the film at ICA between 3-9 May.

Leila and the Wolves is a film that reveals a nearly forgotten past of women’s struggle in Palestine and Lebanon attempting to retell these regional narratives from a feminist perspective. As John Akomfrah has written, the film “weaves a rich tableau of history, folklore, myth and archival material.” 

The female protagonist (Nabila Zeitoni) is a Lebanese student living in London in the 1980s, where she is staging a photography exhibition in which women are the unsung heroines of political conflict. Through time-travelling sequences spanning from the 1900s to the 1980s, she traverses both real and imaginary landscapes of Lebanon and Palestine.

Visit the link here to book your tickets.

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Leila and the Wolves has been restored by CNC – Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée. Selected for Venice Classics 2021.