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  • JOE
    JOE
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by David Gordon Green _____ David Gordon Green’s directorial debut film GEORGE WASHINGTON (Best First Film Award, New York Film Critics Circle; Discovery Award, Toronto International Film Festival) made the annual top-10 lists of Roger Ebert, (((The (((New York Times and (((Time Magazine. Other films to his credit include PRINCE AVALANCHE (2013, Best Director Award, Berlin Film Festival), SNOW ANGELS and PINEAPPLE EXPRESS.

    David Gordon Green’s adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel is an unsettling drama that portrays Academy Award-winner Nicolas Cage as Joe Ransom, a hot-tem...

  • THE WAITING
    AL INTITHAR
    (THE WAITING)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Mario Rizzi _____ Mario Rizzi is an Italian artist whose film IMPERMANENT was selected for the Berlinale Shorts Competition 2008. His other film, MURAT VE ISMAIL, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. THE WAITING was selected in competition for the 63rd Berlinale Shorts Competition 2013.

    THE WAITING is the first of a trilogy of films, which explore the social repercussions of post-colonialism on countries. It was filmed during a seven-...

  • CLASS ENEMY
    RAZREDNI SOVRAZNIK
    (CLASS ENEMY)
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Rok Biček _____ Rok Biček has been inspired by film-makers such as Michael Haneke, Christian Mungiu and Andrey Zvyagintsev to examine the potential danger lurking in the small, everyday details. A gesture, a glance or the wrong word can have the potential to spark a fire. His graduation short DUCK HUNTING (2010) was acquired by ARTE.

    The relationship between a group of students and their new German teacher is tense, due to key differences in their perception of life. When one of th...

  • THE DEVIL'S LAIR
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Riaan Hendricks _____ Riaan Hendricks has produced, directed and edited over 20 films with his work being celebrated for constantly pushing the boundaries of observational cinema. His first documentary, A FISHERMAN’S TALE received the Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival. His most recent film, THE LAST VOYAGE won the 2011 Silver Dhow at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

    The film is set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder...

  • THE MULBERRY HOUSE
    BAYT AL TOOT
    (THE MULBERRY HOUSE)
    Programme Muhr Arab Documentary
    Genre Biography, Family and Social
    Directed by Sara Ishaq _____ Sara Ishaq is a Yemeni-Scottish documentary film-maker. Her film, KARAMA HAS NO WALLS (2012/doc.) was nominated for an Oscar in the short documentary segment. THE MULBERRY HOUSE was selected in the official programme of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Ishaq regularly visits the Middle East, especially Palestine, to volunteer as a teacher and document human rights issues through vlogs.

    Sara returns to Yemen after several years. Arriving at the heart of an emerging revolution, she redefines her place in Yemeni society, as well as her ...

  • 1001 APPLES
    HEZAR-O YEK SIV
    (1001 APPLES)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre
    Directed by Taha Karimi _____ Taha Karimi (born 1976, Iranian Kurdistan) is an award-winning director. He was studying for a master’s in art research, when he was killed in a tragic car accident in Iraqi Kurdistan on 29 May 2013.

    In 1988, the Iraqi Ba’ath party murdered and buried 182,000 Kurds in 350 mass graves. One of very few survivors, Faraj climbed out from amongst the de...

  • THE HORSES OF FUKUSHIMA
    MATSURI NO UMA
    (THE HORSES OF FUKUSHIMA)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Yoju Matsubayashi _____ Yojyu Matsubayashi (born 1978, Japan) directed his first documentary FOR THOSE WHO WORK in 2002, exploring the labour movement at the Miike coalmines. His acclaimed film FLOWER AND TROOPS (2009) received the Yamaji Fumiko Film Prize and the Tahara Soichiro Non-fiction Prize. FUKUSHIMA: MEMORIES OF THE LOST LANDSCAPE (2011), his first feature documentary, was invited to the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

    No one could have imagined the fate awaiting the horses of Fukushima. They almost died in the tsunami and were exposed to radiation inside the 20 km z...

  • FISH & CAT
    MAHI VA GORBEH
    (FISH & CAT)
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Crime, Drama and Psychodrama
    Directed by Shahram Mokri _____ Shahram Mokri (born 1977, Iran) started making short films in 2000. <br /> His debut feature film, ASHKAN, THE CHARMED RING AND OTHER STORIES, had its international premiere at the Busan International Film Festival in 2009. Mokri’s second feature, FISH & CAT, premiered at Venice and was awarded the Creativity in Content Prize. His shorts include ELECTRIC SHOCK AND FLY (2000) and DRAGONFLY STORM (2002).<br /><br />

    A group of students travel to a remote region to participate in a kite-flying event. Next to their camp by the lakeside, they find a restaurant with c...

  • TO SINGAPORE, WITH LOVE
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Pin Pin Tan _____ Pin Pin Tan has been nominated for over 20 awards and is co-founder of filmcommunitysg, a community of independent film-makers. Her films, which have largely focused on Singapore, include SINGAPORE GAGA (2005) and INVISIBLE CITY (2007).

    In the 1960s and 1970s, Singaporeans, who were activists, student leaders or Communists were exiled from their country. Fifty years later, despite res...

  • GABRIELLE
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama, Comedy and Romance
    Directed by Louise Archambault _____ Louise Archambault has worked as an assistant director, photographer, advertising director and line producer. Her filmography includes: ATOMIC SAKÉ (1999/short, Jutra Prize for Best Quebec Short in 2000 and Best Film at Delle Donne International Film Festival) and FAMILIA (2005, City TV Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at Toronto International Film Festival and Claude-Jutra Award for Best First Film at the Genie Awards Gala in Toronto).

    The musically gifted, but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in ...

  • THE LOST VOICE
    DE VERLOREN STEM
    (THE LOST VOICE)
    Programme Muhr Arab Short
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Bavi Yassin _____ Bavi Yassin has directed shorts and documentaries including SILENT RED and BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS, which won a special mention at the Rio+20 UNESCO film festival. She is now working on her first feature-length documentary ILLUSION.<br /> Attending the Dubai Film Market with a project in the Dubai Film Connection co-production market 9th, 10th, 11th December.

    Salma, a famous Iraqi singer, is forced to leave her native country and ends up in an asylum centre in Belgium. The reality of her situation hits her ...

  • LADDER TO DAMASCUS
    SOULLAM ILA DIMASHK
    (LADDER TO DAMASCUS)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama and Romance
    Directed by Mohamed Malas _____ Mohamed Malas (born 1945) is a pioneering independent Syrian film-maker. He was raised during several conflicts, which influenced the themes of his works. His award-winning films focus on issues related to personal freedom and oppression. Some of his works include DREAMS OF A CITY (1983), THE NIGHT(1992) and PASSION (2005). <br />

    Ghalia is possessed by Zeina’s spirit. Haunted by the life of a girl, who drowned the day she was born, Ghalia travels to Damascus, where she studies ...

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