Wednesday 11 October
Cinema La Compagnia – Via Cavour, 50r

H 5.30pm

FOR HORAM di Jalal Saedpanah
(Kurdistan, Iran, 2022, 13′) v.o. curdo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
Horam and his friends live in a border village. Horam wants to stop all the war planes alone and all the wars in the world. He has designed a big plane and wants to take all his friends on board but…. 

Anteprima internazionale

a seguire:

(Belgium, Switzerland, 2023, 74’) v.o arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
In 2014, Daesh took control of Northern Iraq, home to the Yazidi community. They separated families, killing the men and kidnapping the women and girls, who were then “offered” to the jihad fighters. The filmmaker tells the story of the children born during this period of captivity, “the bastards of Daesh”, shedding light on this human tragedy that has been kept quiet for far too long. 
Anteprima Italiana

Cinema La Compagnia – ingresso gratuito

Sport e Politica in Medio Oriente: la Grande Trasformazione
Con la partecipazione di Andrea Stramaccioni (allenatore con esperienze in Iran e Qatar, commentatore DAZN), Dario Fabbri (giornalista e analista geopolitico, direttore della rivista Domino), modera e cura l’incontro Pippo Russo (sociologo, editorialista di Domani).

Ore 21.00 
– ingresso gratuito per studenti con tessera universitaria –

Evento speciale per l’anteprima italiana di “Q”
con la partecipazione della regista Jude Chehab
Introduce il film Alberto Tonini (Storia delle Relazioni Internazionali – Università di Firenze) 
in collegamento Viviana Mazza, inviata del Corriere della Sera

Q di Jude Chehab
(Libano, Stati Uniti,2023, 91’) v.o. arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
An intimate and haunting portrayal of a quest for love and acceptance at any cost, Q depicts the insidious influence of Al-Qubaysiat, a women’s religious order born of Syria’s Islamic revivalist movement, on three generations of Lebanese women in the Chehab family. Filmmaker Jude Chehab potently documents the unspoken ties and consequences of loyalty that have bonded her mother, grandmother, and herself to the mysterious organization. A masterful portrait of the toll that decades of unrequited love, lost hope, abuse, and despair takes on a person, Q is a multigenerational tale of the eternal search for meaning.
Anteprima italiana, alla presenza della regista

Wednesday 11 October
Cinema Astra – Piazza Cesare Beccaria 9

H 6.30

Replica del film d’apertura – conversazione con l’attrice protagonista Mouna Hawa e il co-sceneggiatore Daniel Ka-Chun Chan

A GAZA WEEKEND di Basil Khalil 
(Palestina, Regno Unito, 2022, ‘90) v.o. arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
From acclaimed filmmaker Basil Khalil comes this comedy-adventure set against the backdrop of a sealed-off Israel. Israel is on lockdown after the outbreak of a deadly virus and Gaza has become the safest place in the region, leaving a British journalist and his Israeli girlfriend trapped on the wrong side of the border. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival winning the FIPRESCI Award.

H 9.00pm

IN THE BLIND SPOT di Ayse Polat 
(Germania, Turchia, 2023, 118’)
A German film team is shooting a documentary in northeastern Turkey, in a remote village, where they interview an old woman performing a ritual to keep the memory of her son alive. The Kurdish translator of the German crew is also the nanny of Melek, a 7-year-old girl. Her father, Zafer, works for a sinister, obscure organization and is caught between loyalty to his employers and fear for his family’s well-being when his daughter appears to be haunted by a mysterious force. The fateful encounter of these people develops a destructive power.
Anteprima italiana con la partecipazione della regista Ayse Polat