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WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 47: Fatima Al-Banawi and Hisham Fageeh on Barakah Meets Barakah

Sitting down with the stars of Saudi Arabia's first romantic comedy

Jan 18, 2017

This week Rob and Geoff celebrate André Holland's addition to the cast of the new Steve McQueen film (1:20), look ahead to the newly announced Louis CK and Albert Brooks cartoon cop show (2:50), and break down some of the hottest sales titles at this year's Sundance Film Festival including Taylor Sheridan's Wind River, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon's THE BIG SICK, and Gillian Robespierre's Landline (4:20).

Then, stars of the new film Barakah Meets Barakah, Fatima AlBanawi and Hisham Fageeh stop by to chat with Rob about how they got involved with Saudi Arabia's first romcom (9:00), finding a balance between being commercially viable and subversive (14:05), and what their hopes are for the future of Saudi Arabian cinema (19:40). The film is playing at TIFF Next Wave Film Festival in February.