Director Eli King, an Australian-born actor and singer-songwriter of Egyptian origin, portrays Fatima as a faceless man in a black veil. However, protesters have accused the filmmakers of misrepresenting religious history and negatively portraying some of Islam’s most important figures.
“Salute to the Radicals”
After four days of siege, the Cineworld chain has now removed the film from all its cinemas. On behalf of those responsible, the reason was given: “to ensure the safety of our employees and customers”. In a video on Twitter, a cinema operator can be seen addressing the crowd and confirming that the film has been cancelled, followed by shouting “Allahu Akbar”.
The film’s executive producer, Malik Schlibak, called the decision to pull “The Lady of Heaven” “unacceptable” and accused the cinema series of “bowing down to radical extremists”. It’s about more than just a film, “It’s about fundamental British rights and how much they mean to us. These groups have now been given the power to decide what the British public will see in their local cinemas.” may and may not,” he said on Twitter.
Other cinema chains, such as Woo, have decided not to exclude “The Lady of Heaven” from the programme. “We only show a film when it has been rated and rated by the BBFC, the independent British Board of Film Classification. It is rated by the BBFC and will therefore be shown in many of our theatres,” the official statement said.
The decision to screen a film and for how long is made on a site-to-site basis in the UK and is based on a variety of commercial and operational factors.
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