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Happy New Year, everyone.  It’s the annual resolution season. This year, I have joined thousands of other film fans who have taken on the challenge to watch 52 films directed by women in 2016.  It’s part of a campaign using the hashtag #52filmsbywomen.  I’m throwing in an additional twist and making them all Canadian films.  I’m about 3 weeks late but here goes.

My selection for week 1 is the film Sabah: A Love Story (2005) by director Ruba Nadda.

“Sabah (Arsinée Khanjian) is a 40-year-old Arab woman living in Toronto. One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man: she’’s Muslim, he’’s not. Keeping him secret from her family, she embarks on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.” – Mongrel Media (Film’s official website) More »