Programme Listings 2022
Wednesday 23rd November
OPENING FILM: Gaza Mon Amour
Dir: Tarzan Nasser & Arab Nasser
Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works at the market with her daughter Leila. When he discovers an ancient phallic statue of Apollo in his fishing nets, Issa hides it, not knowing what to do with this mysterious and potent treasure.
Yet deep inside, he feels that this discovery will change his life forever. Strangely, his confidence starts to grow and eventually he decides to approach Siham.
Venue : Stella Cinema Rathmines
This year Chester Beatty will be hosting and collabratiing with us with six feature film screenings.
Thursday 24th November
Film Title: Collapsed Walls
Dir: Hakim Belabbes
The residents of a small Moroccan city endure separate lives while knowing the same cycles of burden and small joys. Wives and husbands, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters manoeuvre their way through mourning as death takes loved ones and life insists on moving forward.
Film Title: The Knower
Dir : Ahmad Ala El-Dib
The film tackles cybercrime through the story of Younis, a man who lives with his wife and their baby girl, as he decides to rob a bank through the internet, but then finds himself chased by a dangerous gang.
Film Title : The Stranger
Dir: Ameer Fakher
EldinIn occupied Golan Heights, a desperate unlicensed doctor subverts his village's expectations when he accidentally encounters a wounded soldier from the war in Syria.
Saturday 26th November
Film Title: Becoming
Five short stories that explore the human depth, under the pressure of suffering, secrets, anxiety, and fear.
Screenplay: Sara Mesfer, Fatima Al Banawi, Jawaher Alamri, Hind Al Fahhad, Noor Alameer
Film Title: THE IDOL
Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."
Film Title: SOUAD
Dir: Ayten Amin
The film revolves around the relationship of two teenage sisters in one of Egypt's Nile Delta cities, one of them holds a secret life in the virtual world.