Wooden Hand (Peau de colle), UK Premiere
Dir. Kaouther Ben Hania
France/Tunisia. 2013. 23min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles. Five-year-old Amira doesn’t understand the verses the Koranic School teacher is expecting her to learn by heart. As her mind wanders one day, Amira is asked to recite what has just been taught: caught out, she wets herself. When her fellow pupils promptly accuse her of being a “pisshead”, her humiliation is complete. From then on, she will do everything she can to avoid returning to school to face her teacher and peers, starting with gluing her hand to the living-room armchair.
Part of our Family Day (Sat 1 Nov| 11:00-15:00| Rich Mix Main Space) and our primary schools programme