Available online at AFMI’s Virtual Cinema Platform: Arab Cinema ReImagined
Friday, Oct. 23 – Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
Breaking Fast (2020) dir. Mike Mosallam
Set against a vibrant West Hollywood backdrop during the holy month of Ramadan, Mo navigates life after heartbreak with faith, food, and the promise of a new relationship.
Breaking out of your shell in West Hollywood can be overwhelming, especially when you’re a practicing gay Muslim like Mo (Haaz Sleiman, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan). But on the first night of Islam’s holiest holiday, Mo’s longtime boyfriend Hassan abruptly breaks off their relationship, leaving him heartbroken and without a sous chef for iftar. Romance with the All-American Kal may be just around the corner if only he can keep his thoughts pure and the past behind him in Mike Mosallam’s charming Ramadan rom-com.
Following the screening will be a talkback with Director Mike Mosallam.
No Content Warnings
2020 | 92 minutes | Comedy | English with some Arabic (English subtitles)