Line-up Beirut Cinema Days – 8th Edition revealed!

Beirut DC is glad to announce the line-up of the 8th edition of the Beirut Cinema Days – Arab Film Festival, which will kick off in Beirut on Thursday 12 March 2015 until Saturday 21 March 2015.

FICTION FILMS

  • Opening Film: Timbuktu by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • The Valley by Ghassan Salhab
  • Ladder to Damascus by Mohamad Malas
  • Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar
  • Eyes of a Thief by Najwa Najjar
  • I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced by Khadija Al Salami
  • Story of Judas by Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche
  • The Narrow Frame of Midnight by Tala Hadid
  • The Sea is Behind by Hicham Lasri
  • They are the Dogs by Hicham Lasri
  • Leviathan by Andrey Zvyagintsev

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

  • Diaries of a Flying Dog by Bassem Fayad
  • Home Sweet Home by Nadine Naous
  • Immortal Sergeant by Ziad Kalthoum
  • In this Land Lay Graves of Mine by Reine Mitri
  • Iraqi Odyssey by Samir
  • Letters from Al Yarmouk by Rashid Masharawi
  • Monumentum by Fadi Yeni Turk
  • Mother of Unborn by Nadine Salib
  • On the Bride’s Side by Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry and Antonio Augugliaro
  • Return to Homs by Talal Derki
  • Roshmia by Salim Abu Jabal
  • Saken by Sandra Madi
  • Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan
  • The Council by Yahya Alabdallah
  • The Fourth Stage by Ahmad Ghossein
  • The Shebabs of Yarmouk by Alex Salvatori-Sinz
  • The Wanted 18 by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
  • Twenty Eight Nights and a Poem by Akram Zaatari

SHORT FILMS

  • Brother in Law by Hassen Belaïd
  • Central Market by Saleh Nass
  • Cotton by Luay Fadhil Abbas
  • I, the Memorious by Nizar Sfair
  • In Overtime by Rami Yasin
  • Light by Yassmina Karajah
  • One of these Days by Rawad Hobeika
  • The Aftermath of the inauguration of the public toilet at kilometer 375 by Omar El Zohairy
  • The Third Hand by Hicham Elladdaqi
  • Wooden Hand by Kaouther Ben Hania

The festival will take place at Metropolis Empire Sofil (Achrafieh), Beirut Souks Cinemacity and The Smallville Hotel.

قائمة الأفلام المشاركة في الدورة الثامنة من أيام بيروت السينمائية

يسرّ جمعية بيروت دي. سي. الإعلان عن قائمة الأفلام المشاركة في الدورة الثامنة من أيام بيروت السينمائية، والتي ستنطلق نهار الخميس ١٢ آذار ٢٠١٥ في بيروت وتستمرّ حتى السبت ٢١ آذار ٢٠١٥.

الأفلام الروائية

فيلم الإفتتاح: تيمبكتو لعبد الرحمان سيساكو
الوادي لغسّان سلهب
سلّم الى دمشق لمحمد ملص
ذيب لناجي أبو نوّار
عيون الحرميّة لنجوى نجّار
أنا نجوم بنت العاشرة ومطلّقة لخديجة السلامي
قصة يهوذا لرابح عامر زعميش
إطار الليل لتالا حديد
البحر من ورائهم لهشام العسري
هم الكلاب لهشام العسري
ليفياتان لأندره زفياغينتسيف

الأفلام الوثائقية

يوميات كلب طائر لباسم فياض
هوم سويت هوم لندين نعّوس
الرقيب الخالد لزياد كلثوم
لي قبور في هذه الأرض لرين متري
الأوديسا العراقية لسمير
رسائل من اليرموك لرشيد مشراوي
مونومنتوم لفادي يني تورك
أم غايب لنادين صليب
أنا مع العروسة لغابرييل ديل جرندي، خالد سليمان الناصري وأنطونيو أوجوجليارو
العودة الى حمص لطلال ديركي
رشميا لسليم أبو جبل
ساكن لساندرا ماضي
ماء الفضّة لأسامة محمد ووييم سيماف باديركسن
المجلس ليحيى العبدالله
المرحلة الرابعة لأحمد غصين
شباب اليرموك لألكس سلفتوريسينز
المطلوبون ال١٨ لعامر شوملي وبول كوان
 ثمانية وعشرون ليلاً وبيت من الشعر لأكرم زعتري

الأفلام القصيرة

نسيبي لحسان بلعيد
السوق المركزي لصالح ناس
قطن للؤي فاضل عباس
سايبة لباس بريش
ميموريوس لنزار صفير
في الوقت الضائع لرامي ياسين
ضوء لياسمينا كرجه
ذات يوم لرواد حبيقة
ما بعد وضع حجر الأساس لمشروع الحمام بالكيلو ٣٧٥ لعمر الزهيري
اليد الثالثة لهشام اللداكي
يد اللوح لكوثر بن هنية

يذكر أن العروض ستقام في سينما متروبوليس أمبير صوفيل (الأشرفية)، في سينماسيتي أسواق بيروت، وفي فندق السمولفيل.

One Minute with Haifaa Al Mansour

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One Minute with Haifaa Al Mansour, who was present last night in Beirut for the opening ceremony of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya. Her feature film “Wadjda” marked the launching of the 7th edition of the festival. We had a little chat with her prior to the screening.

The 7th Edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya coming soon!

The preparations for the 7th edition of Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya have been ongoing for months now. We’ll be revealing the film selection later this February 2013.

Meanwhile, save the dates: the Cinema Days of Beirut Film Festival is back on March 15th until March 24th 2013!

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For more info and press inquiries, contact ayam@beirutdc.org

For sponsorship/partnership opportunities, contact partnership@beirutdc.org

If you’re interested in volunteering in the festival, kindly contact ayam@beirutdc.org or sabinechoucair@gmail.com

Cinema Days of Beirut – 6th Edition

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In its sixth edition, The Cinema Days of Beirut is presenting a selection of Arab and Lebanese films, most of which are shown for the first time to the Lebanese audience. Some of these films have been screened in acclaimed international festivals including the Cannes, Dubai, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.

 

The Mountain, newest opus of Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab will be screened as a work in progress during the festival while Every Day is a Holiday, first feature film of Lebanese filmmaker Dima El Horr, will open the festival in its first screening in Beirut. The film has participated to several festivals around the globe including the Toronto, Rome and Dubai Film Festivals.

Acclaimed filmmaker Olivier Assayas will attend the festival’s closing ceremony on the 25th of September with his film Carlos which has been partly shot in Beirut, in one of the pillar sections of the festival: A Foreign Look on the Arab World. Several Lebanese actors have taken part in the production of the film. Assayas will talk about ‘Cinema and Politics’ through his experience with Carlos, in a Master Class during the festival in the presence of the press and the Lebanese public.

The Cinema Days of Beirut is proud to welcome the acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Michel Khleifi who will be presenting his first featureFertile Memory and newest feature film Zindeeq. Other award-winning feature fictions include Harragas by Merzak Allouache, Inland by Tariq Teguia and Son of Babylon by Mohammad AlDaradji. Feature documentaries include How Bitter My Sweet by Mohamed Soueid, Fix Me by Raed Andoni, Waiting for Abu Zayd by Mohamad Ali Atassi which is screened for the first time in the Arab World after picking up prizes at the 2010 FID Marseille, and We Were Communists by Maher Abi Samra which is premiering at the 67thVenice Biennale in September 2010.

The Cinema Days of Beirut is also keen on presenting films from the collective memory of the Arab cinema, and hence the section Films from the Arab Cinema Heritage which will include the Algerian/Lebanese film Nahla by Algerian filmmaker Farouk Beloufa. The film will be screened, in partnership with the French association Aflam, for the first time in Lebanon after being completed in 1979, in the presence of the filmmaker, the crew and the two leading actresses Lina Tabbara and Yasmine Khlat, to whom the festival is dedicating a three-film retrospective.

For more information on the festival’s program and side events, please check our future blog posts or the festival’s page on Beirut DC’s website.