Wednesday 8 April
Cinema ODEON Piazza Strozzi
Opening Middle East Now 2015
RISE 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
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