It’s always a parents wish that their children will do better in life than they did, but that expectation tends to be more heavily felt by the offspring of immigrants, who carry with them the knowledge of the sacrifices they made to open the doors of opportunity.
All that seems to be captured in the forthcoming “Namour,” an award winner at last year’s L.A. Film Fest, that was picked up by Ava DuVernay‘s Array shingle, and is gearing up to go global on Netflix. The film from writer/director Heidi Saman stars Karim Saleh as a young man whose life is stalling out. Here’s the official synopsis:
NAMOUR is a film about why life can feel like it’s passing us by. Chronicling the unraveling of Steven Bassem (Kalim Saleh), a valet driver for a trendy Los Angeles restaurant caught between his dead-end job and the demands of his Arab-American immigrant family. NAMOUR made its world premiere at the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival where Egyptian-American filmmaker Heidi Saman garnered the festival’s LA Muse Award.
“Namour” will play in limited release on March 1st in Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Houston, Seattle, and Honolulu and hit Netflix on March 15th. [EW]