Syn Babilonu

The Filmoteca explores the limits of Arab and Mediterranean cinema

During three weeks in November you can see a dozen productions that provide an insight into a fascinating culture.

The world of cinema is much larger and more varied than Hollywood and its commercial empire or the arty offerings of the European film scene. Productions from Asia, Latin America, Africa and Arab countries do not usually make it onto the mainstream circuit, which is why cycles like the Filmoteca de Catalunya's three-week Arab and Mediterranean Film Show, which has now reached it 11th edition, is so important. The cycle will present a dozen big screen titles by directors from Iraq, Palestine, Algeria and Kurdistan.

Most of the films in the cycle tackle issues like war, the search for a better life, family relationships and broken relationships in societies in permanent conflict, offering an insight into the reality of those societies. Among the selected titles we'll find pieces such as Syn Babilonu’ byMohamed Al Daradji (2009), ‘Bla cinima’ by Lamine Ammar-Kohdja (2016), ‘Kharej Al-Itar aw Thawra Hata el Nasser’ (2016) by Mohanad Yaqubi, and ‘Tramongane’ by Vatche Boughourijian (2016).

You'll find additional information at the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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