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...

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...

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...

Skin

Skin   NORDIC PREMIERE Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates/ 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85minutes Skin is a deeply personal film that explores the director’s memories of her two closest friends, Hussein and Soubhi, as they struggle to...

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...

Workshop

Malmö Konsthall S:t Johannesgatan 7 Öppet alla dagar / Open daily 11-17 Ons / Weds 11-21 Fri entré / Admission free www.konsthall.malmo.se   DON’T MISS THE SUNDAY WORKSHOP 2 OCT On October 2 at 13.00-16.30 Malmö Konsthall in collaboration with the Malmö Arab Film...

Under the Hat

Under the Hat Taht Al Amama   WORLD PREMIERE Qatar, United Arab Emirates / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 15 minutes A devout mosque prayer caller, Sheikh Abdul Kareem loses his voice and must find a replacement, which he seeks in his neighbor, a...

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...

The Notebook

The Notebook   SWEDISH PREMIERE Qatar / 2015 / Arabic and English dialogue with English subtitles / 11 min Nora is making a film for the first time. As she tries to learn how to handle her new camera, she starts to film her friends, asking them about their...

My Heart On Video

My Heart On Video   WORLD PREMIERE Libya / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 6 minutes A young disabled man returns to the place where the accident which gave rise to his current condition happened when he was nine years old. Now, ten years later,...

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...

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...

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...

Besieged Bread

Besieged Bread Khobz El Hissar   NORDIC PREMIERE Syria / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 12 minutes A woman smuggles bread to the besieged area with a shapely tree as her only shelter. A man runs away from the Syrian army leaving everything behind...

Aya Goes To the Beach

Aya Goes To the Beach Aya wal bahr   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 17 min Aya is ten years old and works as a maid in a small house in Casablanca. She dreams of a different life were she isn’t locked away from the world...

Seminar

Seminar OCTOBER 4, 11.00 MALMÖ HÖGSKOLA, NIAGARA   Arab Cinema: Visual storytelling in the age of communication The explosion of communications channels is one of the most revolutionary occurrences in our time. The role of social media and new communication...

Profeten

The Prophet +7 year USA / 2014 / English dialogue with Swedish subtitles / 84 min The artist and poet Mustafa has been forced to live in exile because of his political activism. One day a sergeant come to his home and says that he now is a free man and that he should...

Kingdom of Garbage

Kingdom of Garbage   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 9 min Zahraa, a refugee from Northern Iraq, dreams of going to school. Instead she and her brother, Hassan, must scour a landfill site for valuable...

The Iraqi Superman

The Iraqi Superman   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 7 min A tormented young man constructs an ingenious devise to rescue his father from Abo Ghraib prison. What he finds there is far from his...

Taste of Life

Taste of Life   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 7 min In the aftermath of a tragedy, a grieving mother visit’s the site where her son was killed. There she encounters the young boy’s spirit, unable to...

Gift of my father

Gift of my father   SWEDISH PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 6 min A seemingly normal car journey crosses from present reality into a recurring nightmare as Hamoudi, a young victim of war, relives his traumatic...

Dark to Dark

Dark to Dark   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 7 min On the day of her wedding, a young girl hides from her family. Through her eye’s, we observe the anguish and conflict between her family members,...

A Nation Without a Homeland

A Nation Without a Homeland   NORDIC PREMIERE Iraq, UK, Netherlands, USA / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 12 min Mohamed is a refugee from Syria. He has no recollection of his family or life before he reached Baghdad. In an attempt to reunite...

Zero

Zero   Morocco / 2012 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 110 minutes Amine Bertale, nicknamed ”Zero” is a police officer in his mid thirties, pacing the streets of Casablanca surrounded by loss and futility and the corruption of everyone around him. He is...

Call of Trung

Call of Trung L’Appel de Trung   Morocco / 2015 / Arabic and Vietnamese dialogue with English subtitles / 20 minutes An emotionally vibrating story of a loving couple who met during the Indochina war. They live together in the space between both the call of the...

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...

Short Life

Short Life Courte Vie   Morocco / 2010 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 16 minutes Zhar is an unfortunate young man, whose mother died in childbirth. Short Life presentes various stages of Zhars life where his misfortune is always present and loss of...

Raja Bent El Mellah

Raja Bent El Mellah     Morocco / 2016 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 70 min Najat, a young Moroccan woman, once met the French director Jacques Doillon and was casted in his film Raja for which she won the awards of Best Actress at...

Of Blood and Water

Of Blood and Water   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2014 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 15 min The film portraits the Moroccan understanding of water and blood is interpreted by a Moroccan family - the water symbolizes the source of life and blood the...

Change – Jerusalem echoes navigator

Change – Jerusalem echoes navigator   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2012 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 86 min “Change – Jerusalem echoes navigator” follows the destiny of the Jewish communities that left the Berber village of Tinghir in Morocco in the...

Aida

Aida   NORDIC PREMIERE Morocco / 2015 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 107 min Aida, a Jewish University professor of Moroccan origin who lives in Paris finds out that she’s suffering from cancer. She returns to her country of birth seeking...

The Well

The Well Le Puits   NORDIC PREMIERE Algeria / 2015 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 93 minutes In the middle of the Algerian War of Independence, soldiers of the French army suspect a village in southern Algeria to host the mujahideen having...

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...

The Man with the Dog

The Man with the Dog Moul Lkelb   Palestine / 2015 / Arabic, English and Hebrew dialogue with English subtitles / 93 minutes Youssef lives as a secluded outcast. His sole friend is his dog, Chagadai. One evening at the beach, the dog disapprears. In order to find...

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...

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...

3000 nights

3000 nights 3000 layal Palestine, France, Jordan, Qatar, Lebanon, UAE / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 103 minutes Layal, a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher is arrested and falsy sentenced to eight years of prison after picking up a young...

They are the dogs

They are the dogs C'est eux les chiens   Morocco, France / 2013 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 85 min A TV crew, preparing a program on the February 20 movement - crosses paths with Majhoul, a man who claims to have ”disappeared” for 30...

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...

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...

Lydia

Lydia   WORLD PREMIERE France, Algeria / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 12 min Lydia is a young Berber Algerian that has settled down in the south of France. She’s spending her days at home waiting for her domineering partner to come home. The...

Six and Zero

Six and Zero   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Morocco/ 2015 / No dialogue / 53minutes The beating hear of Casablanca. Six and Zero is a poetic documentary portrait of Casablanca between 6 am and midnight, striving to identify and highlight the different aspects and...

Hepta (The Last Lecture)

Hepta (The Last Lecture) Hepta: el-Mohadra el-Akhera   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt/ 2016 / Arabicdialoguewith English subtitles / 112minutes Dr. ShukriMokhtar, a renowned social psychology expert decides to giveone last lecturebeforehisdeparture from thisworld. Best...

Before Summer Crowds

Before Summer Crowds Abl Zahmet el-Saif   NORDIC PREMIERE Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 90 min Before Summer Crowds is a story of summertime neighbors and voyeurs from bourgeoisie that swarms the north coast, throughout the Egyptian...

Grand Ecart

Grand Ecart   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Lebanon / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 15 min A man and a woman cross paths again after 10 years. Leila flourished and is now a reputable dancer and artist while Cyril is still stuck where he was. As the...

Escapees to Ganges

Escapees to Ganges   WORLD PREMIERE Palestine, Norway / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 53 minutes In Vasani Kunj, a poor suburb of New Delhi, lives five Palestinian families that were forced to flee Iraq during the American war. Tahseen Muhaisen,...

Aisha

Aisha   SWEDISH PREMIERE Jordan, Lebanon / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 70 minutes In a tribal country where the family name and status are very significant, Aisha, a 27 years old psychology graduate was abandoned by her parents at the age of...

Abna Yaso

Abna Yaso   WORLD PREMIERE Sudan / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 74 minutes Sudan is a country with a rich history, that goes back to ancient times, as well as a versatile contemporary. Abna Yaso is a film documenting the contemporary life of...

Trances

Trances El hal Morocco, France / 1981 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 87 min Documentary about the influential Moroccan folk music group Nass El Ghiwane. In the film we meet them in long, mesmerizing concert scenes, during rehearsals and in interviews and...

Oh the Days!

Oh the Days! AlyamAlyam Morocco / 1978 / Arabicdialogue with English subtitles / 90 min Following his father’s death, Abdelwahad is expected to provide for his mother and his seven brothers. But faced with the cycle of poverty that rural farmers seem doomed to repeat,...

Award Ceremony 2016

Award Ceremony 2016   Award Ceremony for films in the competition programs for Feature Films, Documentaries and Short Films. The following Awards will be given out – Feature Film Competition Best Feature Film Best Director Best Script Best Actor Best Actress...

The Last Date

The Last Date     WORLD PREMIERE Yemen / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 7 minutes We accompany a young woman who will celebrate her best friend’s birthday, in the ruins of what used to be her home, where the echo of their happy lives used to...

Love Theft and other Entanglements

Love Theft and other Entanglements Al-Hob wa Al-Sariqa wa Mashakel Ukhra   NORDIC PREMIERE Palestine / 2015 / Arabic, English and Hebrew dialogue with English subtitles / 93 minutes Mousa gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he...

Baghdad Outside Baghdad

Baghdad Outside Baghdad Baghdad kharij Baghdad   INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Iraq / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85 minutes Baghdad Outside Baghdad is based on the Gilgamesh Sumerian legend, set in the first decades of the 20th century and told with...