The Unknown Saint (still), 2019

Alaa Eddine Aljem
The Unknown Saint (still)
Digital video, colour, sound
100 minutes
Courtesy of MC Distribution


The Spring Film Series presents award-winning films themed around sacrifice and the desire to reach a goal. The selected films explore the notions of passion, ambition and determination through different film genres. How far would the characters go to achieve their goals, survive and co-exist within particular social and political dilemmas?

Screening Information

19 February 2021
The Unknown Saint (2019)
Director: Alaa Eddine Aljem
Narrative | 100 minutes
Arabic with English subtitles

5 March 2021
The Milkmaid (2020)
Director: Desmond Ovbiagele
Narrative | 136 minutes
Hausa with Arabic and English subtitles

26 March 2021
Sun Children (2020)
Director: Majid Majidi
Narrative | 99 minutes
Farsi with Arabic and English subtitles

All film screenings begin at 8.30 pm in Sharjah Art Foundation’s open-air Mirage City Cinema, Al Mureijah Art Spaces.