Ajyal Film Festival 2020

All Films

The Woman in the Fifth (The Woman in the Fifth)

Contemporary World Cinema

Pawel Pawlikowski / Feature Narrative / France, Poland, United Kingdom / 2011 / 83 min / Colour / 35 mm
In English, French / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


  • Wed, Oct 26, 09:00 PM, ()
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  • Fri, Oct 28, 04:00 PM, ()
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  • Sat, Oct 29, 05:30 PM, ()
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American writer Tom Ricks comes to Paris, desperate to put his life back together and win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. Things don’t go according to plan and when he gets involved with a beautiful and mysterious widow, an obscure force seems to take control of his life.

About the Directors

Born in 1957 in Warsaw, Pawel Pawlikowski has been based in the UK since the late 1970s. He began his career in documentaries directing many acclaimed films for the BBC including “From Moscow to Pietushki”, “Dostoevsky’s Travels” and “Tripping with Zhirinovsky”. He wrote and directed the features “The Stringer”, “Twockers”, “The Last Resort” and “My Summer of Love” which won a BAFTA for Best British Film in 2005.


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