Monday, January 9, 2012

Films in distribution

by Rami Nihawi
Lebanon, UAE 2011
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / DCP / 70 min
Producer: Monika Borgmann, Rami Nihawi

In “Yamo”, the protagonist lives with his mother Nawal, sister Rima and brother Rayan, in a house that resembles the country they live in, Lebanon. They communicate through silences, unspoken words, furious clashes and repeated negotiations. Nawal is aloof and rarely talks about her past, although it is apparent there is a lot to say. Through dreams and memories, Nawal’s past is reconstructed. A past in her native village Béjjé, where her father denounced her after she married a Muslim. Nawal reveals her past, a childhood as a Christian, a youth as a Communist, the wife of Mustapha, who abandoned his family. This is Nawal's journey…

by Rodrigue Sleiman, Tarek El Bacha
Lebanon 2011
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / DigiBeta / 65 mins
Producer: Tarek El Bacha

Eddy has been delivering and installing gas cylinders for twelve years. As he makes his delivery rounds, he conjures up stories about his life, lifestyle and Lebanon, some involving his equally sardonic and witty friends. A wonderful raconteur, Eddy makes for compelling listening. This highly original, quirky road movie features a great soundtrack and everyday characters drawn from the most fantastically ordinary side of life.

by Aseel Mansour
Jordan, UAE, Lebanon 2011
Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / Digital File / 90 mins
Producer: Cindy Le Templier

Nashaat is a Palestinian fighter, who was killed by the Israelis in 1982. When Aseel, Nashaat’s nephew, comes across a fact that makes him doubt the circumstances of his uncle’s death, he embarks on a quest to uncover the truth. Not only does this quest lead Aseel to disturbing facts, but it also makes him understand the real reasons behind his own broken relationship with his father during his childhood.

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