The story of two characters named Barakah. He is Barakah the municipal civil servant from Jeddah whose origins are humble to say the least; an amateur actor in a theatre company rehearsing a Productionion of Hamlet. She is Barakah a wild beauty, the adopted daughter of a rich couple.Written by
Carthage Film Festival
Official submission of Saudi Arabia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 89th Academy Awards in 2017. See more »
Performed by Reef Loretto & Kaitlynn Eyvazzadeh See more »
Must-see this culturally relevant film.
Barakah yoqabil Barakah (Blessing meets Blessing) is an utterly delightful, 70-80% accurate, indie romp through the pitfalls of modern day Saudi youths ' romantic lives. I highly recommend it as a lighthearted, uplifting comedy with a touch of poignency.As an experienced American English teacher, who has taught females in KSA, in 4 different cities, as well as tutored young Saudi males at An American University for a couple of years, combined with being old enough myself to remember seeing the historical television clips of a different time in Arabic cultural history, I feel confident that I am making an accurate assessment relative to KSA juxtaposed with other cultures, in the Middle East & all over the world. Although a touch cartoonish at times, a really entertaining enjoyable RomCom with a true butterflies eye view. Ten stars.
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