1/10 2016

The Curve

The Curve Al Munataf   NORDIC PREMIERE Jordan, UAE, France, Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85 minutes The Cruve is a Jordanian roadmovie. Radi is an ascetic man who lives an isolated life in his van, one night hears a shrilling scream from a...

Going to Heaven

Going to Heaven Sayer Al Jannah   NORDIC PREMIERE UAE / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 90 minutes From Abu Dhabi to Fujairah, young Sultan sets off on an extraordinary journey as he seeks out his grandmother. Sultan, who has dreamt of the warmth of...

Borders of Heaven

Borders of Heaven Chebabek El Jenna   SWEDISH PREMIERE Tunisia, UAE / 2015 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 83 minutes Sami and Sara, a Tunisian middle class couple, have been married for seven years and live a peaceful life. One day a tragedy...

Idol

Idol Ya Tayr El Tayer + 11 year NORDIC PREMIERE Palestine / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with Swedish subtitiles / 100 min Idol is based on the true story about the young Mohammed Assaf in Gaza who dream of coming to Cairo and sing in the opera house. As a child he appears...

Kumar

Kumar NORDIC PREMIERE Qatar/ 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 24 minutes Kumar is a driver for a wealthy Qatari family in Doha. Kumar works hard to save money to buy a humble house for him and his family in India. The film portraits Kumars daily life,...

The Message

The Message Al-Risalah   Lebanon, Libya, Kuwait, Morocco, UK / 1976 / English and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 181 min The Message is an epic classic about the birth of Islam set in the 7th century in Mecca. The powerful leaders are in conflict with...

There will be light

There will be light Sayahel AL Noor   NORDIC PREMIERE Palestine / 2015 / Arabic, English and Hebrew dialogue with English subtitles / 93 minutes Bahrain 1930. Electricity has been introduced in the Kingdom of Bahrain and Ismaeel a kerosene merchant feel the threat by...

Kousayla

Kousayla   NORDIC PREMIERE Algeria, Switzerland / 2015 / Berber, Arab and French dialogue with English subtitles / 20 minutes Kousayla, an 11 year old boy, just lost his beloved grandmother. Lola, a European woman, is looking for her child from whom she was separated...

Fairuz

Fairuz   NORDIC PREMIERE United Kingdom / 2015 / English and Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 18 min Youssef struggles with the recent loss of his wife and the solitude of growing older. At the wedding of his only daughter Fairuz, it is revealed that she and...

Dry Hot Summers

Dry Hot Summers Har Gaf Sayfan   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt, Germany / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 30 minutes Two paths cross on a hot, dry day in Cairo. The frail old cancer patient Shawky is desperate and searching for comfort and the young bride Doaa...

The Blind Orchestra

The Blind Orchestra L'orchestre des aveugles   Morocco, France / 2015 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 110 min In the early years of the reign of Hassan II, Houcine, a fan of the new king is the director of a popular orchestra and the proud father...

Those Who Feared Died

Those Who Feared Died Ely Ekhtasho Mato   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 113 minutes Six women gather in a small down town motel owned by an old women who considers herself a mother for them all. Each of the women suffer from a...

Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures Petit Bonheurs   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85 minutes After the death of her father, 17 year-old Noufissa follows her mother to go and live in the mansion of Lalla Amina, the wife of an important Tetouan...

Nawara

Nawara   SWEDISH PREMIERE Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 110 minutes Every day Nawara goes to work along a path that takes her between the alleys of her poor neighborhood and the roads that lead to the villas of the luxurious gated community....

Crossings

Crossings Leila Alaoui   25.9–16.10 2016 / C-salen, Malmö Konsthall Crossings explores the experience of sub-Saharan migrants who embark on the perilous journey to reach the elusive shores of Europe. The three-screen video installation focuses on the collective trauma...

The Past will Return

The Past will Return   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 100 minutes Dina's father, Mohamed Hamza, was one of Egypt's most famous poets, writing more than 1200 poems during his lifetime, of which some became famous lyrics,...

The Maze

The Maze INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Saudi Arabia / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 33 minutes The Maze is a word for an umbilical cord which provides life to fishermen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. Fath El Eddin Shahar and his fishermen friends are faced with a...