BFI Discover Arab Cinema

Ladder to Damascus (Film): Marking the return to cinema of legendary Syrian filmmaker Mohamad Malas after almost a decade-long absence, Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina’s past life, Ghalia travels to Damascus to study acting. There she meets an aspiring filmmaker, fascinated by her duality, who finds her a place to live with other students, but soon the tumultuous events taking place in the streets encroach on their budding love affair. As part of the BFI Discover Arab Cinema strand, there will be two showings on 18 November, 2014 and 23 November, 2014 at the BFI Southbank.