On the program for Day 7: In Pieces by Hakim Belabbes, Harragas by Merzak Allouache, Session 2 of the Lebanese Danish Exchange program films, and the premiere of Ghassan Salhab’s The Mountain (work in progress, by invitation only).
- In Pieces, a fragmented autobiographical cinematic essay about family, life, death and the rites of passage that binds us.
screening at 6PM
- Harragas Mostaganem, 200 km from Algiers on the coast. Hassan, a smuggler, carefully prepares with the utmost secrecy, a group of illegal immigrants to cross to Spain. Ten “burners” will participate in the trip. Harragas is the odyssey of a group that illegally crossed the Mediterranean to southern Spain, the gateway to the coveted European Eldorado.
screening at 7.30PM, in the presence of the director Merzak Allouache
- The Lebanese-Danish Exchange – Session 2
Hands (by Eli Souaiby – 26′)
Equal Men (by Anthony El Chidiac – 32′)
Essay from a Room (by Rana Salem – 28′)
screening at 9:45PM
- The Mountain 40-year-old Fadi is accompanied to the Beirut International Airport by a friend during the night. He is supposed to remain away for a month. But instead of taking the plane, he rents a car and heads to the mountains where he isolates himself from the rest of the world in a hotel room.
screening at 10PM, in the presence of the director Ghassan Salhab (by invitation only)
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