Farewell Exile/Rough Hands
In the midst of an underprivileged Moroccan neighborhood, Fatima is waiting anxiously for her immigration papers so she can join her husband who migrated to France over a year ago. The absence of the husband, the misery that surrounds her, the lack of job opportunities and finances, along with the harmful environment that her naïve ten-year-old son, Mohammed, is immersed in gives her very little hope. Will the husband's letter potentially secure a brighter future for her son or will she have to make a crucial sacrifice?
Mustapha is a forty-year-old barber in Casablanca. His clients are retired high-ranking government officials and power brokers. On the side, Mustapha has an underground business "facilitating" paperwork, using his privileged access to grease the wheels of bureaucracy. Zakia is a thirty-year-old schoolteacher whose fiancé has immigrated to Spain. Longing to join him, she asks Mustapha to forge her papers and an unexpected destiny awaits. Populated by characters who must bend the system to get by, Mohamed Asli's follow-up to his acclaimed debut In Casablanca, Angels Don't Fly is a bold indictment of the type of society produced by a corrupt police state. West Coast Premiere.
Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema (View)
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111