Sabah

Director: Ruba Nadda Year: 2005 Run Time: 86min
Sabah (2005)

Sabah (Khanjian) is a sheltered 40-year-old woman who lives with her controlling Muslim family in Toronto. While they are a source of love and support, her widowed mother and conservative brother, Majid (Seymour), are also pretty overbearing.

Sabah is frustrated at home with no means of escape. That is, until she meets non-Muslim Stephen (Doyle), who awakens her long-lost desire for independence and romance. Soon, Sabah is having a whirlwind cross-cultural affair that she must hide from her family.

Ruba Nadda’s witty and timely love story breathes new life into a classic tale of family, tradition, cultural difference and love.

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Director(s):

Ruba Nadda

Writer(s):

Ruba Nadda

Producer(s):

Tracey Boulton, Atom Egoyan

Cast:

Arsinée Khanjian, Fadia Nada, Jeff Seymour, Shawn Doyle

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Sabah is filmed and set in Ontario. Ruba Nadda is from Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
PG Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
PG Yukon