Trailer for Strange Cities Are Familiar, a short film written and directed by Saeed Taji Farouky and produced by Candle & Bell. The film stars Mohammad Bakri as Ashraf. Funded by Creative England through the BFI NET.WORK and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture.
Strange Cities Are Familiar is a film about memories, guilt and resilience, inspired by the writing of Mourid Barghouti, and the director's personal experiences. It tells the story of Ashraf, a Palestinian father living in the UK, struggling to confront the memories that haunt him: the promises he couldn’t keep, the family he couldn’t protect.