between 2006 and 2008.
MOTHER, LEBANON AND ME
(Lebanon) Documentary, 70mins. Fondation Liban Cinema. Dir: Olga Nakkas.
A personal and political documentary film on my mother and Lebanon from 2005 until today. My mother, who never succeeded to cure her manic depressive illness, and Lebanon, that never managed to find peace.
THE ROBBER (DER RAUBER)
(Germany) Drama, thriller, 97mins. Films Distribution. Dir: Benjamin Heisenberg. Key cast: Andreas Lust, Frankiska Weisz, Markus Schleinzer.
Based on a true story, Johann Rettenberger is a marathon runner but also a professional bank robber. He lives an official life with his
DISMISSED (NO OLHO DA RUA)
(Brazil) Drama, 100mins. Cinema Do Brasil. Dir: Rogerio Correa. Key cast: Eric Lenate, Gabriela Flores, Leandro Firmino.
Oton is an employee at a metalworks factory. He is married to Camila, who is expecting a baby girl, and has a son called Caio. He is laid off because the company is becoming computerised in an effort to be more productive.
(Belgium) Drama, 95mins. Films Distribution. Dir: Olivier Masset-Depasse.
girlfriend in Vienna and robs banks repeatedly throughout Austria. He is driven to stay in motion and motivated by the adrenaline effect of the robberies on his sportsman body. When the authorities finally locate him, he uses his marathon skills in an attempt to escape the largest deployment of police officers in Austria’s post-war history.
THE RAINBOW (DUGA)
(Croatia) 74mins. Croatian Audiovisual Centre. Dir: Josko Marusic.
Tells an universal and perennial story about sufferings of children through history, but above all about their sufferings in those eternal, hidden wars that are not usually talked about: the wars between generations, the wars smoldering beneath the surface, sparked by eternal parents’ desire to dominate their offspring and children’s desire for free themselves and shape their own lives. In these hidden wars children are inevitably the losing party, sacrificial lambs, so to speak.
VIVA THIS CINEMA (VIVA CE CINEMA)
(Tunisia) Documentary, 90mins. Chambre Syndicale Nationale Des Producteurs De Films- Utica. Dir: Mokhtar Lajimi.
THE LIPS (LOS LABIOS)
(Argentina) Drama, 100mins. Latinofusion. Dir: Ivan Fund, Santiago Loza. Key cast: Adela Sanchez, Eva Bianco, Raul Lagger.
Three women travel to a distant place to do welfare work. They assist, listen, stay with the unprotected.
LIGHTS OUT (SIMON WERNER A DISPARU)
(France) Thriller, 87mins. TF1 International. Dir: Fabrice Gobert. Key cast: Jules Pelissier, Ana Girardot, Serge Riaboukine.
(US) Documentary, 91mins. Doc & Film International. Dir: Frederick Wiseman.
The subject of the film is an Austin, Texas institution, Lord’s Gym, which was founded 16 years ago by
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Richard Lord, a former professional boxer.
MEST (LA FLUTE DE ROSEAU)
(Kazakstan) Drama, 96mins. Dir: Ermek Shinarbaev.
(Romania) Drama, 90mins. Elefant Film. Dir: Adrian Popovici. Key cast: Amy Hayes, Michael Ironside, Vincent Regan.
As Europe is brought to it’s knees during the Second World War, Eva endures tragedy and loss as she fights for love and survival.
80mins. Marche Du Film.
THE ROBBER (DER RAUBER)
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(Lebanon/France/ Germany) Documentary, 52mins. Fondation Liban Cinema. Dir: Reine Mitri.
A chronicle of anxiety, a chronicle of violence, stories of departure, stories of defeat, and in the middle of the chaos, music and cinema. A chronicle of Lebanon
(US) Thriller, drama, 104mins. Summit Entertainment. Dir: Doug Limon. Key cast: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts.
Lumiere (ticket required)
THE JOY (A ALEGRIA)
(Brazil) Drama, 106mins. Figa Films. Dir: Felipe Braganca, Marina Meliande. Key cast: Felipe Braganca.
(US) Thriller, drama, 109mins. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock.
Salle Du Soixantieme
(Italy) Horror, 85mins. Minerva Pictures Group. Dir: Federico Lagna. Key cast: Gabriele Dil Dell’Aiera, Elisa Lombardo.
A group of university students decide to shoot a documentary about the psychological causes that bring about an apparent demoniac possession.
(France) 90mins. ACID. Dir: Marina Deak. Key cast: Aurelien Recoing, Marina Deak, Paul Cahen.
Audrey has left Eric. But there’s still Paul, their five-year-old son. Audrey leaves him with her mum “just for the time being”. But for how long? Until she finds somewhere to
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live, a new job, a stable companion?
SOIREE DE CLOTURE
UNE RIVIERE NOMMEE TITASH (TITASH EKTI NADIR NAAM)
(India) Drama, 158mins. Dir: Ritwik Ghatak.
(Germany) Drama, 104mins. Dir: Philip Koch.
HA’MESHOTET (LE VAGABOND)
(Israel) 86mins. Quinzaine Des Realisateurs. Dir: Avishai Sivan.
OUR LIFE (LA NOSTRA VITA)
(Italy) 95mins. Celluloid Dreams. Dir: Daniele Luchetti. Key cast: Elio Germano, Isabella Ragonese, Raoul Bova.
Lumiere (ticket required)
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OUTSIDE THE LAW (HORS LA LOI)
(Algeria) Drama, 137mins. Dir: Rachid Bouchareb. Key cast: Jamel Debbouze, Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem.
After losing their family home in Algeria to unscrupulous French settlers and local collaborators, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement; Said moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs and boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually, their interconnecting
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