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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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...