Loading Events

The Apple

Presented by Film Feels Curious

Presented as part of SHE’S CURIOUS, a programme of events and activities celebrating the imagination, creativity and private worlds of women through film taking place in July 2022 in Brighton & Hove and Lewes.

Take a trip down the rabbit hole…

The Apple / 1998 / 86mins / Subtitled / Rated PG

The Apple is a compelling mix of fiction and documentary combining to develop a personal and political story. The film is a directorial debut by Samira Makhmalbaf who features subjects as themselves but armed with a script. The story provides deeply moral and ethical questions, as much as the film creation itself does.

The docudrama tells the real story of two teenage girls in Iran who have been kept imprisoned by their father in their home from birth. The father believes their release would lead to their corruption by males and vices of the outside world. The situation is discovered by a social worker who releases the girls, whose neglect has left them unable to walk or speak.

Doors and Bar at 7pm for a 7:30pm start.


SHE’S CURIOUS meanders through the lives and experiences of women of all ages and abilities, shining a light on female narratives, secret places and private desires.

Curated and delivered in partnership by Screenshot, a network of alternative and independent film programmers in Brighton & beyond, SHE’S CURIOUS presents a selection of unique and unforgettable film experiences that showcase complex and intriguing female protagonists, as well as films that are led by female creators behind the screen.

Film screenings will take place at DepotFabrica and The Old Market

Plus: Try out the One Bum Cinema Club booth and see an unexpected short animated film, chosen at random for you. This free, drop-in personal cinema experience will tour ACCA, Depot and The Old Market from 6 – 21 July 2022.


SHE’S CURIOUS is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at filmfeels.co.uk.

Facilitated by Fabrica on behalf of Screen Shot, which promotes and supports alternative film events in Sussex. Screen Shot works with independent programmers, film clubs, festivals and community groups to help special events, pop-up screenings and live cinema events reach a wider audience.

Back to What's On


25th Jul




Fabrica Gallery

Book Now


Samira Makhmalbaf

Production Year





86 mins

Subtitle Info