Wednesday 8 April
Cinema ODEON Piazza Strozzi

Opening Middle East Now 2015

The Narcicyst
with the special participation of
musician, dandy and hip hop performer


9.00 pm

RISE - Wings ok
 by Ali F. Mostafa
(EAU, Canada, 2015, 14’) vo. arabo, sottotitoli: italiano, inglese
Set in 2025, RISE is an ego trip, a short music film where businessman Jamal El-Nargisee finds himself battling a personal coup.
At the presence of the main actor The Narcicyst. International première

OPENING FILM / to follow

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TALES by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
(Iran, 2014, 88’) vo. persiano, sottotitoli: italiano, inglese
Set in Tehran, the film takes in a man humiliated by the bureaucracy, a shamed and abandoned single mother, a terrifying snapshot of meth addiction and more. The realism is charged with empathy, we feel united with these people, sharing their hopes and frustrations.
At the presence of the main actress Fatemeh Motamed Arya, to whom the festival pays a special hommage