Thursday 12 October
Cinema La Compagnia – Via Cavour, 50r

H 5.00pm
Permanent Transitions in SHORT #1
First stop of a trip to discover stories from Egypt, Morocco, Afghanistan and Jordan.
(slot of 62’)

SAHBETY (MY GIRL FRIEND) by Kawthar Younis
(Egitto, 2022, 17′) vo arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
Desperate for intimacy, Ali follows his girlfriend’s suggestion that puts their relationship to the test. The plan unfolds unexpectedly when gender roles become blurred. 
Italian premiere

ON MY FATHER’S GRAVE di Jawahine Zentar
(Francia, Marocco, 2022, 23′) vo: francese, arabo – sottotitoli: italiano, inglese
A car drives to a Moroccan village. On board, Maïne and her family surround the father’s coffin. Tomorrow, the men will bury him and the women will wait at home. But the young girl intends to lead her father to his final resting place.

YELLOW di Elham Ehsas
(Afghanistan, Regno Unito, 2023, 12′) vo: persiano – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
In Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Laili walks into a Chadari store in Kabul to buy her first full body veil from a shopkeeper, and faces a new future. 
Anteprima italiana 

(Giordania, 2023, 11’) v.o arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
A father and mother are faced with the painful task of washing and shrouding their deceased transgender daughter. Shrouding is an Islamic religious practice that is deemed obligatory to carry out upon death. But in this case no one wants to deal with it…
Anteprima italiana

H. 6.00pm

THE ETILAAT ROZ by Abbas Rezaie (Afghanistan, 2022, 92’)
v.o dari – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
We are in the office of the renowned newspaper Etilaat Roz that between August and October 2021 became a fortress. The editorial team tries to report objectively on what is happening in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has resumed control. Outside, the sounds of explosions and warplanes, and chaos reigns at Kabul Airport. Editor-in-Chief Zaki Daryabi refuses to abandon the “sinking ship,” but soon realizes that journalism and the safety of his team are now mutually exclusive.

Cinema La Compagnia – ingresso gratuito
Micro-storie in transito: il Kurdistan raccontato in immagini.
Con la partecipazione di Rawsht Tawana, fotografo e curatore curdo, che apre al pubblico per la prima volta il suo archivio incredibile di foto e documenti. In dialogo con Giuseppe Alizzi (responsabile programma Talk)

H 8.00pm
Eating Middle East – Cinema La Compagnia

TUTTI NELLO STESSO PIATTO: Iran, Libano, Siria e Palestina, un mappamondo culinario! Un viaggio speciale nei sapori della cucina del Middle East
– a cura di Silvia Chiarantini, con il supporto di Abramo Saade
Degustazione + proiezione del film a seguire: 15 euro
– posti limitati, prenotazione obbligatoria con prevendita direttamente alla cassa del Cinema La Compagnia –
Per info: info@middleastnow.it

H 9.00pm

WINNERS di Hassan Nazer
(Iran, UK, 2022, 85’) v.o. farsi sott. ing. e it.
In a small provincial Iranian town, the children work hard to support their families. One day nine-year-old Yahya and his friend Leyla find a precious statue. Sharing a passion for cinema, Yahya’s boss Naser Khan (Reza Naji) decides to help them find the owner.
Alla presenza del regista Hassan Nazer