Wednesday 7 October
Cinema La Compagnia – Via Cavour, 50r
BROTHERHOOD di Meryam Joobeur
(Tunisia, Canada, Qatar, Svezia, 2018, 25’) v.o. arabo, inglese – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.
Anteprima italiana (introduzione video della regista)
WATERPROOF di Daniela König
(Giordania, Germania, 2019, 88’) v.o.: arabo – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
In one of the driest countries in the world, three female plumbers strive for emancipation, recognition and happiness. But what started with a lot of media attention and success is being dissolved by financial problems and inner conflicts among the women themselves.
Introduzione video della regista
STARVATION di Zahra Rostampour
(Iran, 2018, 8’) no dialoghi
A hungry wolf gets stuck in stereotypes about being the big bad wolf of the story. She has to flee when everybody accuses her to violence and murder. She faces the danger of getting killed.
SHOUTING AT THE WIND di Siavash Jamali, Ata Mehrad FOCUS IRAN
(Iran, 2018, 62’) v.o.: persiano – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
Meysam, a 17 year old boy lives in Darvaze Ghar, Tehran’s poor neighborhood known as the last stop of prostitutes, heroin addicts, thieves, and the fringes of society. Meysam is witty, good looking, funny and he has a dream to change his destiny through music. But as the underground music is forbidden in Iran, his parents are more and more worried. Therefore they push him to concentrate on his studies and work more at their grocery store. But Meysam doesn’t want to obey. A wonderful, light and at the same time humorous film about coming of age, that shows life in contemporary Iranian society with all its contradictions and longings.
Anteprima italiana, alla presenza del regista e del compositore
IL PUNTO DELLE 19:30
Cinema La Compagnia – ingresso gratuito
Essere donna e bambina in Medioriente: storie di guerra, rifugiati e velo in immagini
Presentazione del libro con Diala Brisly (“Se chiudo gli occhi”) e Laura Silvia Battaglia (“La sposa yemenita”)
Diala Brisly, attivista siriana, ha illustrato le storie raccolte da Francesca Mannocchi in un campo rifugiati del Libano. Laura Silvia Battaglia, corrispondente dallo Yemen per numerose testate italiane e straniere, con il suo lavoro entra nelle case e nelle moschee yemenite, offrendoci così uno sguardo insolito su un Paese poco conosciuto e dalle molteplici sfumature. Modera Anna Di Giusto.
THE YELLOW, THE CAT, THE KAYAKERS AND THE HOST di Esme Madra
(Turchia, 2019, 19’) v.o. – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
The Host is a woman living alone in the middle of a vast land. The visitors that she has long waited for finally arrive in the small hours of the morning. They mingle with the Host’s life, both interfering with her daily routines and helping her to take a decision…
Anteprima internazionale, introduzione e Q&A in collegamento con la regista
NOAH LAND di Cenk Ertürk
(Turchia, Germania, USA, 2019, 109’) v.o: turco – sottotitoli: inglese, italiano
Ibrahim has one last wish: to be buried under the tree he planted in his rural village as a child. His son Ömer promises to honor the wish of his dying father but the townsfolk object. In the forty-five years since Ibrahim left, the tree has become a holy symbol, with the locals believing it was actually placed there by Noah after the Great Flood. Winning the Best Actor and Best Screenplay Awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Noah Land” is an intimate exploration of fatherhood, religion, memory and separation anchored by superb acting.
Introduzione e Q&A in collegamento con il regista
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