DESERT FLOWER

UK

Showtimes

Sun, Mar 13th at 7:00pm
Average: 4.5 (4 votes)

Liya Kebede in person!

  1. DESERT FLOWER
  1. 2011, Sherry Hormann, UK/Germany, 124 min.
  2. With Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins, Timothy Spall

“Gorgeous East African landscapes and a rags-to-riches comedy-drama.”
—Derek Elley, Variety

Based on the true-life story of Somali-born supermodel Waris Dirie, this joyous biographical tale with a message mixes high-fashion glamour with an account of harrowing girlhood travails that include the customary female circumcision practiced in Dirie’s native village. Equally noted supermodel Liya Kebede does a winsome turn as the Somalian shepherd girl stranded in London, where she is befriended by a wacky Top Shop sales girl (Hawkins) and discovered by a noted photographer (Spall) before becoming a runway sensation and a United Nations advocate for genitally mutilated women and girls. In English and Somalian with English subtitles. Special advance screening courtesy of National Geographic Entertainment. 35mm. (BS)

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Star Lia Kebede will be present for audience discussion.