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Monday,11 December, 2017
Issue 1318, (3 - 9 November 2016)

Ahram Weekly

9th Panorama of the European Film

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Al-Ahram Weekly

European cinema

 

*A War (Krigen) (Denmark/2015/115 min/English subtitles), the story of a Danish army commander Claus Pedersen in Afghanistan, facing a moral dilemma after the death of one of the young comrades, directed by Tobias Lindholm.

The film was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, USA and won the German Cinema Award for Peace at Munich Film Festival, it was also nominated for Venice Horizons Award at Venice Film Festival and also was nominated for the Golden Eye Award at Zurich Film Festival.

Zawya (6 November, 9:30pm) Karim (3 November, 6:30pm) Plaza Cinema (8 November, 6:45pm)

 

*After Love (L’economie du couple) (Belgium, France/2016/98 min/English subtitles), a couple decide to get a divorce after 15 years of marriage, but the financial state of the husband stands in the way, directed by Joachim Lafosse. The film was nominated for Best International Film Award at Munich Film Festival.

Zawya (5 November, 9:30pm) Karim (11 November, 6:30pm) Plaza Cinema (10 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Chouf (France/2016/108 min/English subtitles), the story of the 20-years-old Sofiane and the drug cartels of Marseille, directed by Karim Dridi.

Zawya (6 November, 10:30am/ 7 November, 6:30pm) Karim (12 November, 9:30pm)

 

*Dust Cloth (Toz Bezi) (Turkey, Germany/2015 /99 min/English subtitles), the struggle of two cleaning ladies with life, directed by Ahu Öztürk. The film received the Golden Tulip, Best Actress, Best Screenplay awards at Istanbul International Film Festival.

Zawya (8 November, 1pm)

 

*Greetings from Fukushima (Germany/2016/104 min/English subtitles), a German woman befriends with an older Japanese woman on their tour in Fukushima region in Japan, directed by Doris Dörrie, featuring Rosalie Thomass and Kaori Momoi.

The film won the Heiner Carow Prize, the CICAE Award and the second place Panorama Audience Award at Berlin International Film Festival, also received the Golden Duke Odessa International Film Festival.

Zawya (9 November, 6:30pm) Karim (3 November, 9:30pm/ 5 November, 10:30am)

 

*On the Other Side (S One Strane) (Croatia/2015/85 min/English subtitles), a middle aged woman named Vesna lives in Zagreb receives a call from her husband who left years earlier, directed by Zrinko Ogresta. The film received a Special Mention at Berlin International Film Festival as well as a number of awards at the Pula Film Festival.

Karim (7 November, 6:30pm)

 

*Sieranevada (Romania, France/2016/173 min/English subtitles), Lary finds himself in a family gathering after the recent death of his father and three days after the terrorist attack of the weekly Charlie Hebdo, directed by Cristi Puiu. The film was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival, also was nominated to the Gold Hugo award at Chicago International Film Festival and received the ICS Cannes Award at International Cinephile Society Awards.

Zawya (11 November, 6:30pm) karim (12 November, 6:30pm)

 

*The Olive Tree (El Olivo) (Spain/2016/98 min/English subtitles), Alma’s grandfather has been grieving a thousand-year-old olive tree that the family uprooted and later sold it to pay their debts, directed by Iciar Bollain.

Zawya (8 November, 6:30pm) Karim (11 November, 9:30pm) Point 90 (11 November, 6:45pm)

 

*The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue) (Belgium/2016/106 min/English and Arabic subtitles), Jenny’s attempt to find the name of a young girl who was found dead nearby her house so she won’t be buried anonymously, directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. The film was nominated to the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

Zawya (4 November, 6:30pm) Karim (10 November, 9:30pm) Point 90 (3 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Truman (Spain, Argentina/2015/108 min/English subtitles), Julián is surprised by the visit of his childhood friend Tomás coming from Canada, they spend a few days together with the company of Julián’s dog Truman, directed by Cesc Gay and featuring Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara. The film received the Silver Seashell and the Feroz Zinemaidia Awards at San Sebastián International Film Festival, also received the Audience Award at Nantes Spanish Film Festival and won several awards at Goya Awards.

Zawya (10 November, 6:30pm) Karim (9 November, 9:30pm) Plaza Cinema (4 November, 6:45pm)

 

Emerging Directors

 

*2 Nights till Morning (2 Yötä AAmuun) (Finland, Lithuania/2015/84 min/English subtitles), Caroline and Jaako met on a business trip, after spending a few days together their relationship started to take an unexpected turn, directed by Mikko Kuparinen and featuring Marie-Josée Croze and Mikko Nousiainen. The film won the Best Director Award and was nominated to the Grand Prix des Amériques at Montréal World Film Festival, also won the Meeting Point Award at Valladolid International Film Festival.

Zawya (3 November, 6:30pm/ 9 November, 1pm) Karim (7 November, 9:30pm)

 

*Burn Burn Burn (UK/2015/106 min/Arabic subtitles), two women Seph and Alex start a road trip with a video instruction from their late friend Dan who wants them to scatter his ashes in a certain place, directed by Chanya Button. The film was nominated to the Raindance Award at the British Independent Film Awards and nominated for Best Film Award at London Film Festival and won the Audience Award at Cinema City Festival.

Zawya (10 November, 9:30pm) Karim (6 November, 6:30pm)

 

*Good Luck Sam (Good Luck Algeria) (France, Belgium/2015/90 min/English subtitles), Sam and Stephane are friends and work associates who own a workshop of designing hand crafted tools of skis, directed by Farid Bentoumi.

Zawya (8 November, 9:30pm) Karim (11 November, 1pm) Point 90 (7 November, 6:45pm)

 

*House of Others (Skhvisi Skhli) (Georgia/2016/103 min/English subtitles), set in the 1990s when Georgia’s civil war began, directed by Rusudan Glurjidze featuring Zurab Magalashvili and Olga Dykhovichnaya. The film received the Grand Prix at Eurasian International Film Festival as well as receiving the East of West Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Zawya (12 November, 6:30pm) Karim (4 November, 9:30pm)

 

*One of Us (Einer von uns) (Austria/2015/86 min/English subtitles), inspired by a true story illustrating the rebellions of the local youth, directed by Stephan Richter featuring Dominic Marcus Singer and Jack Hofer. The film won the Austrian Film Award at the Austrian Film Award Festival and was nominated for the Golden Eye Award at Zurich Film Festival.

Karim (5 November, 9:30pm/ 8 November, 1pm)

 

*Rauf (Turkey/2016/94 min/English subtitles), the complications of a love story between Rauf and Zana directed by Soner Caner and Baris Kaya featuring Alen Huseyin Gursoy and Yavuz Gurbuz. The film won the Special Prize of the Jury at Istanbul International Film Festival, the Jury Prize at Batumi International Art House Film Festival and was nominated for the Crystal Bear at Berlin International Film Festival.

Zawya (7 November, 9:30pm) Karim (4 November, 6:30pm)

 

*The Ardennes (D’Ardennen) (Belgium/2015/90 min/English subtitles), a home robbery by two partners and brothers Dave and Kenny goes ugly when Kenny managed to escape leaving behind his brother, directed by Robin Pront featuring Jeroen Perceval and Veerle Baetens.

The film won the Magritte Award at Magritte Awards, Belgium and was nominated to the Audience Award at Glasgow Film Festival.

Zawya (11 November, 9:30pm) Karim (9 November, 6:30pm) Plaza Cinema (12 November, 6:45pm)

 

*The Culpable (Verfehlung) (Germany/2015/95 min/English subtitles), Jakob Voelz is a catholic prison minister who’s facing rough times after his best friend and colleague Dominik is taken in custody under suspicion of sexual abuse, directed by Gerd Schneider featuring Sebastian Blomberg and Kai Schumann. The film won the Audience Choice Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival and was nominated for the Jury Award at the same festival as well as it’s nomination for the International Jury Award at São Paulo International Film Festival.

Zawya (6 November, 6:30pm) Karim (8 November, 9:30pm)  

 

*The Wait (L’Attesa) (Italy, France/2015/100 min/English subtitles), drama starring Juliette Binoche, Giorgio Colangeli and Lou de Laâge, directed by Piero Messina. The film received a Special Mention, Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award and Honorable Mention at Venice Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Lion at the same festival. It also received Best Actress Award at BIFEST-Bari International Film Festival as well as receiving the European Silver Ribbon and the SIAE Silver Ribbon at the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.

Zawya (3 November, 9:30pm) Karim (8 November, 6:30pm)

 

*They Call Me Jeeg (Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot) (Italy/2015/112 min/English subtitles), the story of a man named Enzo who discovers his superpowers, directed by Gabriele Mainetti featuring Claudio Santamaria and Luca Marinelli.

Zawya (4 November, 9:30pm) Karim (10 November, 6:30pm)

 

Documentary Rendez-Vous

 

*Becoming Zlatan (De Unge Zlatan) (Sweden, Netherlands, Italy/2015/95 min/English subtitles), the story of the gifted football player Zlatan Ibrahimoviç, directed by Fredrik Gertten and Magnus Gertten.

Zawya (11 November, 3:30pm)

 

*Between Sisters (Belgium, Italy/2015/78 min/English subtitles), Ornella and Teresa are sisters who cared for each other, Ornella however decides to tell Teresa an old painful story about their childhood, directed by Manu Gerosa.

Zawya (4 November, 3:30pm) Karim (6 November, 3:30pm/8 November, 10:30am)

 

*Death of the Serpent God (La mort du dieu serpent) (France/2014/91 min/English subtitles), directed by Damien Froideveaux. The film received the Critics Week Award and Zonta Club Locarno Award at Locarno International Film Festival and was nominated for the Viktor Award at Munich International Documentary Festival.

French Institute (5 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Don Juan (Sweden, Finland/2015/92 min/English subtitles), the story of an autistic young man Oleg and his fight through this painful path, directed by Jerzy Sladkowski. The film won Best Feature-Length Documentary Award at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival and Special Jury Award at DocAviv Film Festival as well as the Dragon Award at Göteborg Film Festival.

Karim (4 November, 3:30pm/9 November, 10:30am)

 

*Don’t Breathe (La Faille) (France/2014/88 min/English subtitles), dark comedy documentary set in Tbilisi about a middle aged man Levan facing a dilemma of existence after a routine medical examination, directed by Nino Kirtadze.

Zawya (7 November, 10:30am) French Institute (3 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (Italy, France/2016/106 min/Arabic and English subtitles), documentary about the Italian island Lampedusa capturing the European migrant crisis, directed by Gianfranco Rosi. The film received the Golden Berlin Bear, Amnesty International Film Prize, Ecumenical Jury Award and the Reader Jury at Berlin International Film Festival.

Zawya (5 November, 6:30pm) Karim (6 November, 9:30pm)

 

*On Call (La permanence) (France/2016/96 min/English subtitles), Jean-Pierre is a general practitioner who helps people with no access for regular healthcare, directed by Alice Diop.

Zawya (9 November, 3:30pm) French Institute (4 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Reset (Relève: Histoire d’une creation) (France/2015/110 min/English subtitles), choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied known for the ballet of ‘Black Swan’ is becoming the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai. The film was nominated for the Most Popular Documentary Award at Melbourne International Film Festival.

Zawya (5 November, 3:30pm/10 November, 10:30am) Karim (7 November, 3:30pm)

 

*The Hard Stop (UK/2015/85 min/Arabic subtitles), the shooting of Mark Duggan by the police in London and tracing Mark’s closest friends, directed by George Amponsah.

Zawya (6 November, 3:30pm) Karim (10 November, 3:30pm)

 

*Those Who Jump (Les sauteurs) (Denmark/2016/80 min/English subtitles), set in northern Morocco Abou portrays the struggle for dignity and freedom through his attempt to jump the fence system that separates Morocco and Spain, directed by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé. The film won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Berlin International Film Festival.

Zawya (10 November, 1pm) Karim (11 November, 10:30am)

 

*Tomorrow (Demain) (France/2015/118 min/English subtitles), directed by Mélanie Laurent and Cyril Dion.

Zawya (12 November, 3:30pm) Karim (3 November, 3:30pm)

 

Carte Blanche

 

*Closely Watched Trains (Ostre Sledované Vlaky) (Czechoslovakia/1966/93 min/English subtitles), directed by Jiri Menzel featuring Václav Neckár and Josef Somr. The film received Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards, USA in 1968.

Zawya (11 November, 1pm) Karim (12 November, 10:30am)

 

*Distant (Uzak) (Turkey/2002/110 min/English subtitles), directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan featuring Muzaffer Özdemir and Emin Toprak. The film won Grand Prize of the Jury, Best Actor Award, France Culture Award and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2003. It also won Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film and Best Supporting Actress Awards at Ankara International Film Festival. It also received the Silver Screen Award at Singapore International Film Festival as well as the Critics Award and the Golden Antigone at Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival.

Zawya (5 November, 1pm) Karim (7 November, 10:30am)

 

*Freak Orlando (Germany/1981/126 min/English subtitles), fantasy directed by Ulrike Öttinger featuring Magdalena Montezuma and Delphine Seyrig.

Zawya (4 November, 1pm) Karim (6 November, 1pm)

 

Urban Lens/ Spotlight on Berlin

 

*B-Movie: Lust and Sound in West-Berlin 1979-1989 (Germany/2015/92 min/English subtitles), documentary tracing Music, art and chaos in West-Berlin in 1980s directed by Jörg A. Hoppe and Heiko Lange. The film won the Heiner Carow Prize at Berlin International Film Festival.

Zawya (7 November, 3:30pm) Karim (4 November, 10:30am)

 

*Run Lola Run (Lola Rennt) (Germany/1998/81 min/English subtitles), thriller directed by Tom Tykwer featuring Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu and Herbert Knaup.

Zawya (3 November, 1pm) Goethe Institute (6 November, 6:45pm)

 

*The Lives of Others (Das Leben Der Anderen) (Germany/2006/137 min/English subtitles), set in 1984 in East Berlin depicting the dilemma of the secret police surveillance system and intruding on the lives of others, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. The film won various awards such as the Audience Award at Locarno International Film Festival, the European Silver Ribbon Award at the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, the German Film Critics Award at the German Film Critics Association Awards and César Award for Best Foreign Film and Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at the Academy Awards USA in 2007.

Zawya (5 November, 10:30am) Karim (9 November, 1pm)

 

*Wings of Desire (Der Himmel Über Berlin) (Germany, France/1987/125 min/English subtitles), Damiel is an angel residing on top of Berlin’s buildings, he can hear the thoughts, fears and dreams of all people of the city, directed by Win Wenders. The film won Best Director Award and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival among many other awards.

Karim (3 November, 1pm)

 

Panorama Classics

 

*Adieu Bonaparte (Egypt, France/1984/115 min/English subtitles), set in 1978 when Napoleon lands his army in Egypt, directed by Youssef Chahine featuring Mohsen Mohieddin, Patrice Chereau and Michel Piccoli.

Zawya (7 November, 1pm) Karim (4 November, 1pm)

 

*Rome, Open City (Roma Citta Aperta) (Italy/1945/103 min/Arabic and English subtitles), one of the cinema classics directed by Roberto Rossellini, featuring Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi.

Zawya (6 November, 1pm)

 

*The Great Dictator (USA, UK/1940/126 min/Arabic subtitles), directed by Charlie Chaplin.

Zawya (12 November, 10:30am) Karim (7 November, 1pm)

Crossroads

 

*A Syrian Love Story (UK, France, Lebanon, Syria/2015/76 min/English subtitles), documentary filmed in over five years in Syria directed by Sean McAllister. The film received an award at Cinema for Peace Awards and Special Jury Award at Biografilm Festival.

Zawya (3 November, 3:30pm) Karim (5 November, 3:30pm)

 

*At Titi’s Balcony (France, Egypt/2016/94 min/English subtitles), documentary about an 84-year-old Jewish Egyptian communist, directed by Yasmina Benari.

Zawya (10 November, 3:30pm) Karim (12 November, 1pm)

 

*Go Home (France, Switzerland, Lebanon/2015/100 min/Arabic and English subtitles), drama directed by Jihane Chouaib, featuring Golshifteh Farahani and Maximilien Seweryn.

Zawya (12 November, 9:30pm)  

 

*Parisienne (Peur de rien) (France/2015/119 min/Arabic and English subtitles), directed by Danielle Arbid featuring Manal Issa and Vincent Lacoste.

Zawya (9 November, 9:30pm) Karim (5 November, 6:30pm/10 November, 1pm)

 

*Rough Stage (Karmil Pinnal) (Estonia, Palestine/2015/74 min/English subtitles), documentary about a former Palestinian political prisoner named Maher dreaming of staging contemporary dancing performance in Ramallah, directed by Toomas Järvet.

Karim (8 November, 3:30pm) French Institute (10 November, 6:45pm)

 

*Sonita (Germany, Iran, Switzerland/2015/91 min/English subtitles), documentary depicting the hard life of an Iranian female rapper in a conservative society where her mother is insisting that she would be married soon, directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. The film won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.

Zawya (8 November, 3:30pm) Karim (12 November, 3:30pm)

 

*Speed Sisters (Palestine, UK, Canada/2015/79 min/English subtitles), documentary about five women who made their way to the male-dominated Palestinian street car racing scene, directed by Amber Fares.

Zawya (8 November, 10:30am) Karim (11 November, 3:30pm)

 

*The Land of the Enlightened (Belgium, Netherlands, Germany/2015/87 min/English subtitles), documentary directed by Pieter-Jan De Pue. The film won the Cinematography award at Sundance Film Festival, won the Depth of Field Competition at DocAviv Film Festival and was nominated for the Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Zawya (11 November, 10:30am)

 

*The Last Omelette – The Making of the Land of the Enlightened (Belgium/2016/52 min/English subtitles), the story behind the documentary The Land of the Enlightened directed by Grégoire Verbeke.

Karim (9 November, 3:30pm)

 

Panoranimation

 

*Louise by the Shore (Louise en hiver) (France/2016/75 min/English subtitles), the story of Louise after missing the train, she finds herself in a small seaside resort with the quick changes of the weather after a pleasant summer, directed by Jean-François Laguionie.

Zawya (4 November, 10:30am/12 November, 1pm)

 

Shorts Selection – Annecy International Animated FF, Young Jury Prize

*Captain 3D (2014/3 min/Victor Haegelin)

*Tigre a la queue leu leu (2014/8 min/Benoît Chieux)

*La moufle (2014/8 min/Clémentine Robach)

*La petite casserole d’Anatole (2014/5 min/Eric Montchaud)

*Ascension (2013/6 min/Caroline Domergue, Martin de Coudenhove, Thomas Bourdis, Florian Vecchione, Colin Laubry)

*La grosse bête (2013/6 min/Pierre-Luc Granjon)

*5 Metres 80 (2013/5 min/Nicolas Deveaux)

*Premier Automne (2013/10 min/Aude Danset, Carlos de Carvalho)

*Le jardin enchante (2011/3 min/Viviane Karpp)

Karim (3 November, 10:30am)

 

Shorts Selection – Italian National Film School-Animation Centre of Torino

*Pircantaturi(2015/5:41 min/Alice Buscaldi, Angela Conigliaro, Lorenzo Fresta)

*Imperium Vacui(2014/5:04 min/Linda Kelvink, Massimo Ottoni)

*Office Kingdom(2014/6:54 min/Salvatore Centoducati, Eleonora Bertolucci, Giulio De Toma, Ruben Pirito)

*The Age of Rust +16(2014/7:17 min/Francesco Aber, Alessandro Mattei)

*Where You Hide / Dove Ti Nascondi(2014/5:57 min/Victoria Musci, Nadia Abate, Francesco Forti)

*Mamma Mia(2013/7:14 min/Milena Tipaldo, Francesca Marinelli)

*Little Spider Dance / La Danza Del Piccolo Ragno(2012/5:40 min/Giacinto Compagnone, Aurora Febo, Lucia Rotelli, Emma Vasile)

*Nana Bobò (2012/4:27 min/Andrea Cristofaro, Valentina Delmiglio, Francesco Nicolò Mereu, Lucas Wild do Vale)

*Maternity Protection at Work(2012/3:30 min/Stefano Mandalà, Paola Paradisi, Milena Tipaldo, Victoria Musci, Francesca de Bassa, Nadia Abate, Damiano Gentili)

*Il Pasticcere (2010/6:35 min/Alberto Antinori, Adolfo di Molfetta, Giulia Landi, Eugenio Laviola)

*Il Naturalista (2008/4:30 min/Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti, Federico Parodi, Michele Tozzi)

Karim (6 November, 10:30am)

 

Shorts Selection – The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows

*The Story of Percival Pits(Australia/2015/8 min/Janette Goodey, John Lewis)

*Tant de forêts (France/2014/3:09 min/Geoffrey Godet, Burcu Sankur)

*Snowfall(Ireland/2015/4:48 min/Conor Whelan)

*The Ballad Of Holland Island House(USA/2015/4:19 min/Lynn Tomlinson)

*Behind The Trees(USA/2015/2:47 min/Amanda Palmer, Avi Ofer)

*Edmond (Netherlands/2015/ 9:23 min/Nina Gantz)

*Yul and The Snake (France/2015/2:39 min/Gabriel Harel)

*stripy (Iran/2015/ 3:40 min/Babak Nekooei, Behnoud Nekooei)

*Sanjay’s Super Team (USA/2015/7:03 min/Sanjay Patel)

*Messages dans l’air(Switzerland, France/2015/6:09 min/Isabel Favez)

*Love in the Time of March Madness (Australia/2014/9:15 min/Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano)

*World of Tomorrow (USA/2015/16:27 min/Don Hertzfeldt)

Zawya (9 November, 10:30am)

 

*Song of the Sea (Ireland/2015/93 min/Arabic and English subtitles), the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse, directed by Tomm Moore.

Zawya (3 November, 10:30am/5 November, 1pm) Karim (5 November, 1pm) Point 90 (5 November, 6:45pm)

 

*The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Der Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) (Germany/1926/65 min/Silent), based on the Arabian Nights directed by Lotte Reiniger and Carl Koch.

Karim (10 November, 10:30am)

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