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FFF21 Ibrahim

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This moving coming-of-age story about a young man trying to find his place in the world will strike a chord with anybody who has ever made a mistake and then yearned to make amends. After being selected last year by several prestigious film festivals – including Cannes, Telluride and Busan – the universal appeal of Ibrahim speaks to its power.

Ibrahim is a young man living in a housing project with his father, Ahmed, played by prolific French actor Samir Guesmi (In the Name of the Land, AF FFF20; Claire Darling, AF FFF19) who also makes his feature film debut as a director with Ibrahim. After Ibrahim takes part in a botched scam, Ahmed is left with a large debt, his career aspirations at risk and worst of all, a loss of respect for his son. Can Ibrahim make things right again?

Not afraid to reveal Ibrahim’s vulnerability underneath his withdrawn exterior, newcomer Abdel Bendaher is a revelation in the lead role, and a key part as to why Ibrahim is such an emotionally rewarding story about fathers and sons, and redemption.


2020 WINNER Best Film – Film Francophone d’Angouleme

Movie Information

Release date

Tuesday 2nd March


79 min




Philippe Rebbot, Samir Guesmi, Rabah Naït Oufella, Luàna Bajrami, Abdel Bendaher


Samir Guesmi


Film Festival


French with English subtitles

Participating Cinemas

Palace Balwyn Cinema, Palace James Street, Palace Barracks, Palace Norton St, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Pentridge Cinema, Chauvel Cinema, Palace Electric, Palace Byron Bay, Palace Central Sydney, Palace Raine Square