Meet The Programmers: Erfan Rashid

Sat Nov 30,2013

Based in Italy, Iraqi journalist, director and festival veteran Erfan Rashid’s impressive career includes spells as artistic director of the Mare di Cinema Arabo Festival in Messina, president of Tammuz Verba Manent Cultural Association, film critic and correspondent from Italy for the pan-Arabic London-based daily Al Hayat. He is also the co-ordinator of the Arabic section at Italian news agency AGI. He brings to DIFF a deep understanding of film, gained in part by directing his own documentary projects in English, Arabic and Italian

All time Top 10 

1. THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940) by Charlie Chaplin

2. CITIZEN KANE (1941) by Orson Welles

3. BICYCLE THIEVES (1948) by Vittorio De Sica

4. SEVEN SAMURAI (1954) by Akira Kurosawa

5. DR. STRANGELOVE (1964) by Stanley Kubrick

6. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (1959) by Alain Resnais

7. THE PASSENGER (1975) by Michelangelo Antonioni

8. IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES (1976) by Nagisa Oshima

9. AMARCORD (1973) by Federico Fellini 

10. THE BEEKEEPER (1986) by Theo Angelopoulos

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