Festival Opening Film
STARVATION by Zahra Rostampour (Iran, 2018, 8’)
HARMONICA by Ashkan Saedpanah (Kurdistan – Iran, 2019, 16′)
LIFE IS GONE WITH THE WIND by Siavash Saedpanah, Omid Gharibi (Iran, Kurdistan 2019, 6’)
SILENT LIGHTHOUSE by Farshad Ghafari e Payam Laghari (Iran, Kurdistan, 2019, 1’)
SOMEWHERE IN SILENCE by Javad Ganji (Kurdistan – Iran, 8’) only online!
An old man tries to communicate with his children for visiting them but no one calls him and he wants to find a way then one woman tries to help him.
5 WHOLE DAYS by Moein Zarabi (Kurdistan – Iran, 15’) only online!
One young man daily has problem to start to communicate with a girl and finally they make a good relationship and they fall in love in a new way to love.
COLD ORGASM di Salahaddin Faraji (Kurdistan – Iran, 10’) only online!
A man wants to suicide but he meets a prostitute woman in the rainy day in the street and wants to have relationship with her in the last days of himself.
ZHIRLEH by Bahar Rouhani (Iran, Kurdistan, 2019, 63’)
TINY SOULS by Dina Naser (Jordan, Qatar, France, Lebanon, 2019, 86’)
MIDDLE EAST NOW – SHORTS Part. 1
(total lenght 80′)
BROTHERWOOD by Meryam Joobeur (Tunisia, Canada, Qatar, Sweden, 2018, 25’)
COAST by Özkan Bal (Turkey, 2019, 4′)
SELFIE ZEIN by Amira Diab (Palestine, 2019, 11’)
THE TRAP by Nada Riyadh (Egitto, Germania, 2019, 20’)
THE YELLOW, THE CAT, THE KAYAKERS AND THE HOST by Esme Madra (Turkey, 2019, 19’)
OUT LOUD by Tamara Mamon (Israel, 2019, 60’) only online!
Omar, Muhammad and Yazan are three 12-year-olds from Lod. The boys are in their last year of elementary school, beginning to confront the challenges of life: Omar will deal with his father’s illness, Yazan will need to overcome the consequences of his violent behavior and Muhammad will prepare to leave Lod and the friends he loves so much. When Ella, a Jewish woman who emigrated from the former Soviet Union founds a choir in their school, she invites them to a safe and fantastic environment that will challenge the stark reality awaiting beyond the classroom walls and the real journey which occurs in the souls of the children.
MIDDLE EAST NOW SHORTS – Part. 2
(total lenght 70′)
THE WEDDING DRESS by Mohammed Salman (Saudi Arabia, 2016, 24’)
HAJWALAH by Rana Jarbou (Saudi Arabia, 2015, 21’)
COUNTRYMAN by Hassanein Khazaal (Iraq, France, 2019, 5’)
MARADONA’S LEG by Firas Khoury (Palestine, Germany, 2019, 23’
BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH by Najwa Najjar (Palestine, Iceland, Luxembourg, 2019, 95’)
LES HIRONDELLES DE KABOUL by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec
(France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, 2019, 81′)