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26 - 29 April

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Reclaim The Frame Partner Cinemas

Elaha

Next up for #ReclaimTheFrame... Milena Aboyan’s poignant feature debut, ELAHA Elaha’s wedding is fast approaching and she is urgently looking for a solution to cover up the fact that she’s no longer a virgin.

Elaha
Elaha

Time & Location

26 - 29 April

Reclaim The Frame Partner Cinemas

About the event

“There was a moment in my life when others ruled over me, and I didn’t have the courage to fight back. It almost broke me. Until I asked the right question…are you the woman you want to be?”

Elaha’s wedding is fast approaching and she is urgently looking for a solution to cover up the fact that she’s no longer a virgin. As she grapples with the reality of her future and her reputation within her Kurdish- German community, Elaha covertly looks into the possibility of hymen reconstruction in time for her wedding night. Milena Aboyan’s feature debut examines the complex internal struggles of maintaining family and cultural expectations, while fulfilling personal desires as a woman today.

Bayan Layla’s powerful portrayal of a young woman in search for the path of least resistance, along with Reclaim The Frame Filmonomics alum Derya Durmaz as her mother, set the stage for a hauntingly gripping performance. When playing the role of daughter, sister, student, wife, when is a woman allowed to choose her own destiny?

#ReclaimTheFrame with our post-screening disucssions with special guests TBA: 

The Garden Cinema, London - Sunday 28 April, 19:00 

Intro by our Head of Audience Engagement, Aashna Thakkar

Glasgow Film Theatre - Monday 29 April, 18:00

Intro by our Impact Producer, Sandra Kinahan

More screenings at Recalim The Frame partner cinemas: 

From 26 April  

Watershed, Bristol 

Glasgow Film Theatre

HOME, Manchester

The Garden Cinema, London  

From 5 May      

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Ticket link coming soon

Exeter Phoenix Ticket link coming soon

ELAHA is presented with Descriptive Subtitles and Audio Description. 

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