NOTES FROM A KURDISH REBEL

IRAQ/TURKEY  •  78′ a film by STEFANO SAVONA Built around the notes of Akif, a young Kurdish freedom fighter, the film is the chronicle of a group of warriors who cross the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan to reach the combat zones of the Turkish border. FESTIVALS “Compétition Internationale, Cinéma du réel, Paris” (France 2006) “Prix International de la SCAM[…]

SOUTH AFRICAN CHRONICLES

SOUTH AFRICA  •  90′ a film by the VARAN WORKSHOP OF JOHANNESBURG Made by 12 young South-African film-makers, these chronicles give us a unique look into the daily violence of the Apartheid system as seen from within the different communities. Simply bringing these chronicles, these spaces into contact is explosive; there is no commentary to add, the images[…]

JESUS by Fernando Guzzoni

“JESUS” in France in the Autumn from 10 till 18 November in competition to the AMIENS FILM FESTIVAL and 14 to 21 to the FESTIVAL CHÉRIE CHÉRI. “JESUS” de Fernando Guzzoni (Chile), full-length film, with Nicolas Duran and Alejandro Goïc produce by Marianne Dumoulin, Jacques Bidou and Giancarlo Nasi After TORONTO, SAN SEBASTIAN, HAMBURG, MADRID, THESSALONIKI, TORINO where Nicolas[…]

WAJIB

PALESTINE/FRANCE  •  90′ a film by ANNEMARIE JACIR Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher in is mid-60s living in Nazareth. After is daughter’s wedding in one month he will be living alone. Shadi, is architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help is fatherin hand delivering the wedding invitations to[…]

DUTY by Annemarie Jacir

After LOCARNO, TORONTO, candidate for the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR. Annemarie Jacir’s “Wajib” (Duty) has been chosen as Palestine’s official candidate for the best foreign language film Oscar. The film garnered buzz at its sold out world premiere in official competition at Locarno last month, where it won three independent prizes, the FICC/IFFS Prize, the Youth[…]

YOUR EYES BIGGER THAN YOUR EARS

FRANCE a movie by JEAN ARLAUD ” Your eyes bigger than your ears”, that’s what you’ve got to have to learn the trade, of fisherman from the salt banks of Hyères. Afilm about fishing? No, a film on the mental and material universe of fishermen . FESTIVALS Prix de la mission du Patrimoine Ethnologique (Ministère de[…]

YASSER ARAFAT, ITINERARY

PALESTINE/TUNISIA a movie by YVES LOISEAU If Arafat’s public image is familiar around the world, his personality remains largely unknown. At a turning point in his political career, a film crew was authorised to enter the small circle of his close collaborators. Using exclusive filmed archives belonging to the P.L.O., this is a funda mental, durably[…]

WOMEN OF HEZBOLLAH

LEBANON a movie by MAHER ABI-SAMRA Maher ABI-SAMRA returns to the quarter of Ramel el Ali, in Beirut’s southern suburb, where he grew up. Settled in the 50s by a mostly Shiite community which came from the villages of southern Lebanon and the Beka Valley, this quarter grew on the rubble of the civil war. By[…]