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Director & Screenwriter Haider Rashid to attend the screening on 12th June
June 5th 2013, Dubai, UAE: The Scene Club, Dubai's regular monthly film club which showcases some of the best world independent cinema, will be screening IT'S ABOUT TO RAIN (STA PER PIOVERE) by Italian-Iraqi director Haider Rashid at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre on Wednesday 12th June at 8pm. Guests are invited to arrive at 7pm to collect their pre-booked complimentary tickets and for an hour of networking and to meet the film director.

IT'S ABOUT TO RAIN tackles the complex theme of Jus Soli (from the Latin: right of the soil), which is the right by which nationality or citizenship can be recognised to any individual born in the territory of the related state. 

It tells the story of Said, a confident and ambitious young man, born and raised in Italy from Algerian parents, who studies and works as a part-time baker, has a beautiful girlfriend and loves football.

When his father loses his job, the family is suddenly faced with the worrying reality of not being able to renew their residency visa as they have done for the past thirty years and receive a letter of expulsion.

Said's life takes a sudden dark turn: Italy, the country that he has always considered as his, now appears to be a rubber wall that pushes him to 'go home', to Algeria, a place he has never even visited.
In the attempt to find a solution and bring attention to a problem that is more and more widespread in nowadays' society, Said embarks on a journey that takes him to lawyers, workers' unions and the press through the meanders of a retrograde legislative bureaucracy, the reconsideration of his identity and a deep dilemma: should he remain illegally in Italy or leave to Algeria with his father, helping him to build a new life in the country he has left thirty years ago?

Starring the charismatic newcomer Lorenzo Baglioni as Said Mahran, this is a subtle, emotional and gripping story, one that relates to everyone that's ever found themselves between different countries, belonging somewhere that doesn't make them wholly welcome.

IT'S ABOUT TO RAIN had its world premiere at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival and went on to be included in the official selection of several international film festivals including Sydney and Sao Paulo. The film was written, directed and edited by Haider Rashid who, at the age of 28, already has two other feature-length films under his belt: Tangled Up in Blue and Silence: All Roads Lead to Music.
The Scene Club will be hosting Director Haider Rashid for an open Q&A session after the screening.

Language: Italian & Arabic with English subtitles
Duration: 91 minutes
Rating: R18+
Tickets are complimentary and guests are required to book them in advance at and then collect them from the Registration Desk at Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre from 7.00pm on the night of the screening. Guests are encouraged to arrive on time as seating is offered on a “first come, first served” basis. Between 7pm and 8pm The Scene Club provides to all registered guests an hour of networking with free popcorns and the chance to meet Director Haider Rashid.

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
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PR Category : Entertainment
Posted on : Wednesday, June 5, 2013  6:58:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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