interfilm Festival

SP 03 Arab Shorts


The Arabian world is as diverse and varied as the many nations, dialects and people it encompasses. The region is a rich hodgepodge of opinions, lifestyles and stories ranging from the traditional to the progressive, from the reactionary to the cosmopolitan. ARAB SHORTS seeks to convey this complexity through a vibrant mix of short films. We are witness to dreams coming true and imploding, treacherous journeys, persecution, blood, tears and a bounty of sheer humanity. Join our voyage into an uncertain world certain to leave no one unmoved.

Screening

25.11.17, 19:00h, Volksbühne 3. Stock
26.11.17, 19:00h, Passage Kino 1

L' échappée

L' échappée

Wait for me, Italia!

Jonathan Mason / Hamid Saidji

Algeria, United States, Lebanon, 2016

20:00 min

Category: Live Action

An Algerian taxi driver dreams of a new life in Italy, using a cassette tape to learn Italian while he’s driving around on the job.

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Bonboné

Bonboné

Rakan Mayasi

Lebanon, Palestine, 2017

15:00 min

Category: Live Action

It’s a problem having a baby when you’re husband’s stuck in prison, so special measures are undertaken to keep the couple from having to wait.

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Faracha

Faracha

Issam BOUGUERRA

Tunisia, 2017

15:52 min

Category: Live Action

To get into film school Omar borrows a camera and places his trust in friends to develop the film. Will funerals and butterflies get him accepted?

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Latin Babylon

Latin Babylon

Ahmet Necdet Cupur

France, 2017

15:00 min

Category: Live Action

A young Turkish engineer and a few other men are on their way to work. When they reach an Iraqi border post language difficulties lead to an escalating situation.

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The President's Visit

The President's Visit

Cyril Aris

Lebanon, United States, Qatar, 2017

19:02 min

Category: Live Action

The worst-kept secret in a small fishing village reveals that the President is on his way to visit the local soap shop.

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