Global Lens 2012: Pegasus (Pegase), 2010, 104 min.

Friday, October 19, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Price: Free with Museum admission.


Zineb is an emotionally exhausted psychiatrist assigned to uncover the mystery behind Rihanna, a pregnant young woman found in the street who believes she is being stalked by the “Lord of the Horse.” As the traumatized girl slowly opens up to Zineb, a flashback sequence returns us to Rihanna’s childhood, where her dictatorial father, the chief of his tribe, raises her as the son he needs to carry forward his legacy—a legacy elaborated by her mother in the myth of the Lord of the Horse. Trapped in the delusions of her parents, Rihanna falls in love with an orphan named Zayd, with whom she carves out the beginnings of her own life. But as Rihanna’s story awakens repressed regions of Zineb’s own troubled mind, reality for both women merges in a haunted fever dream churning fear, lies and denial. Tense, dramatic and visually striking, Mohamed Mouftakir’s psychological thriller took top honors at Africa’s 2011 FESPACO festival.

Arabic, with subtitles in English. Cafe des Artistes will be open until 10 pm after the film.


The Global Lens film series is sponsored by the Global Film Initiative. For more information, visit

Additional support provided by the San Antonio Film Commission.

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