We are super excited to co-present Amra and the SecondMarriage at this year’s Mill Valley Film Festival!
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Amra and the Second Marriage is the second film by director Mahmoud Sabbagh, whose 2016 film Barakah Meets Barakah became Saudi Arabia’s first Oscar® submission.
His new film is a perceptive comedy about the gender wars in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The filmmaker underlines the contrast between the country’s blend of old and new by satirizing gender inequality in traditional middle class society. As told through the eyes of Amra, a wife and mother of two daughters, she appears to acquiesce to her husband taking a second wife who might provide the male heir their culture and his ego demands, but Amra finds subtly subversive ways to undermine him. Amra and the Second Marriage—the first Saudi film to screen at MVFF—is a hilariously rendered and thought-provoking commentary on the clash between the nation’s ancient traditions and its modern prosperity.