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  • 1001 APPLES
    HEZAR-O YEK SIV
    (1001 APPLES)
    Programme Arabian Nights
    Genre
    Directed by Taha Karimi _____ Taha Karimi (born 1976, Iranian Kurdistan) is an award-winning director. He was studying for a master’s in art research, when he was killed in a tragic car accident in Iraqi Kurdistan on 29 May 2013.

    In 1988, the Iraqi Ba’ath party murdered and buried 182,000 Kurds in 350 mass graves. One of very few survivors, Faraj climbed out from amongst the de...

  • INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Ethan Coen _____ American film director Ethan Coen (born 1957) has collaborated with Joel Coen (born 1954) across a range of genres. Their filmography includes BLOOD SIMPLE (1984); MILLER’S CROSSING (1990); BARTON FINK (1991, Palme d’Or at Cannes); FARGO (1996, Oscar for Best Original Screenplay); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000); THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2001); and THE LADYKILLERS (2004)., Joel Coen _____ American film director Joel Coen (born 1954) has collaborated with Ethan Coen (born 1957) across a range of genres. Their filmography includes BLOOD SIMPLE (1984); MILLER’S CROSSING (1990); BARTON FINK (1991, Palme d’Or at Cannes); FARGO (1996, Oscar for Best Original Screenplay); O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2000); THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2001); and THE LADYKILLERS (2004).

    Huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) struggles to make it as a musician and lives at the mercy of both friends ...

  • THE DEVIL'S LAIR
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Documentary
    Genre
    Directed by Riaan Hendricks _____ Riaan Hendricks has produced, directed and edited over 20 films with his work being celebrated for constantly pushing the boundaries of observational cinema. His first documentary, A FISHERMAN’S TALE received the Jury Special Mention for Documentary at the Apollo International Film Festival. His most recent film, THE LAST VOYAGE won the 2011 Silver Dhow at the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

    The film is set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder...

  • UNFORGIVEN
    YURUSAREZARUMONO
    (UNFORGIVEN)
    Programme Cinema of Asia Africa
    Genre Action, Crime, Drama and Historical
    Directed by Lee Sang-Il _____ Lee Sang-Il (born 1974) is a film director and screenplay writer, whose directorial debut CHONG (2000) won the Grand Prix Prize at the Pia Film Festival in Japan. His filmography includes HULA GIRLS (2006, Best Film at the Japan Academy Awards) and VILLAIN (2010, Best Actress at the Montreal International Film Festival).

    UNFORGIVEN is a stunning Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood's masterpiece. The year is 1880 and the Tokugawa shogunate has just collapsed in Ezo (now H...

  • A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM
    Programme Cinema for Children
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Mark Cousins _____ Mark Cousins is a film writer, director and curator from Ireland. His acclaimed films have touched on Neo-Nazism, Mikhail Gorbachev, the first Gulf war and Iranian cinema. He is the former director of the Edinburgh Film Festival and has been a presenter for BBC. Cousins’ books (((Scene by Scene and (((The Story of Film have been well-received. He was also recently asked to be a consultant on the Martin Scorsese World Cinema Foundation.

    The world’s first movie about children in global cinema, A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM is a poetic portrait of the adventures of childhood. Looking at ...

  • VOID
    WAYNON
    (VOID)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Tarek Korkomaz _____ Tarek Korkomaz (born 1991) has directed several short films, including: MURDER OF A MOTH (2010), THE DAY (2010), 112 CHICKEN (2011/doc.) and PLASTICINE (2012), which have screened at many international festivals. , Zeina Makki _____ Zeina Makki has starred in over 10 shorts and played the lead role in the Lebanese feature HABBET LOULOU (2013). She has also directed BENT NOT BROKEN (2012, Best Short Documentary at Monaco Film Festival) and ONCE UPON A SCENT (2012/short, GFF 2013). , Jad Beyrouthy _____ Jad Beyrouthy is a Lebanese cinematographer and colourist based in Beirut. His first film as a director was BRAIN RAPE (2009), a short experimental documentary, which was screened at festivals worldwide. SKOON (2011/short) is his second film. , Christelle Ighniades _____ Christelle Ighniades (born 1990, Lebanon) received her bachelor’s degree from the Notre Dame University–Louaize in communication arts with a specialisation in radio, TV and film. Her filmography includes: A GAME AND A SONG (2011/doc). In 2012, she presented her first narrative short, TU SENS CE VENT., Salim Haber _____ Salim Haber (born 1988, UAE) studied TV and film at Notre Dame University-Louaize. His graduation short film focused on Lebanese women in the midst of the 2006 war and participated in several Lebanese festivals in addition to the Monaco International Film Festival. , Maria Abdel Karim _____ Maria Abdel Karim (born 1990, Lebanon) has a BA in Communication Arts. A TEMPO THE THIRD ACT was her debut film., Naji Bechara _____ Naji Bechara (born 1987, Germany) received a scholarship for a summer programme at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. His first short was the award-winning TALK TO THE BRAIN. He has since directed and edited several short documentaries and four fiction shorts.

    Six Lebanese women, different ages, await the return of their sons, brothers, husbands or lovers, who have been missing since the Civil War. VOID depi...

  • HANEEN
    Programme Muhr Emirati
    Genre Documentary
    Directed by Nasser Al Yaqobi _____ Naser Al Yaqobi has participated in several local and regional festivals. His film credits include: THE BLEEDING (2001), THE DECISION (2006) and WATER GUARD (2007).

    They came to look for work, leaving their country behind, and found themselves in a nation that has become closer than their homeland....

  • AMERICAN HUSTLE
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama
    Directed by David O. Russell _____ David O. Russell is the award-winning director of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012), which received eight Academy Award and four Golden Globe nominations and an Oscar for Best Actress. He has previously directed THE FIGHTER (2010, Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress), I HEART HUCKABEES (2004) and THREE KINGS (1999). Russell was recently honoured with a Career Tribute at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

    After SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012) and THE FIGHTER (2010), David O. Russell returns to the big screen with AMERICAN HUSTLE and reunites with Bradley...

  • LABOR DAY
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre
    Directed by Jason Reitman _____ JASON REITMAN was 19 when he premiered his first short film, OPERATION, at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Reitman’s films include the critically-acclaimed THANK YOU FOR SMOKING (2006, Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture; Independent Spirit Award and Best Debut Director by the National Board of Review); JUNO (2007, Academy Award nomination for directing; three Independent Spirit Awards); and UP IN THE AIR (2009, Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Screenplay; six Oscar nominations).

    From the director of JUNO (2007), LABOR DAY centres on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive ...

  • FACTORY GIRL
    FATAT EL MASNAA
    (FACTORY GIRL)
    Programme Muhr Arab Feature
    Genre Drama, Romance and Social
    Directed by Mohamed Khan _____ Mohamed Khan (born 1942, Egypt) became one of the most prominent directors during the 1980s wave of Egyptian realism. His filmography includes the seminal films MISSING PERSON (1984), WIFE OF AN IMPORTANT PERSON (1987), DREAMS OF HIND AND CAMILIA (1988) and SUPERMARKET (1989).

    Hiyam, a young factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighbourhood, along with her co-workers. She is clearly under the spell of Salah, the fa...

  • ILO ILO
    Programme Muhr Asia Africa Feature
    Genre Drama
    Directed by Anthony Chen _____ Anthony Chen (born 1984, Singapore) has had his films screened at prestigious festivals worldwide. His short film AH MA (GRANDMA (2007) secured a Special Mention in Cannes 2007. HAZE (short, 2008) was nominated for a Golden Bear at Berlin. In 2009, he was accorded the Young Artist Award by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

    Set in Singapore, ILO ILO chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their new Filipina maid, Teresa, who has left her home in search o...

  • OUT OF THE FURNACE
    Programme Cinema of the World
    Genre Drama and Thriller
    Directed by Scott Cooper _____ Scott Cooper is a writer, director, producer and actor. His directorial debut, CRAZY HEART (2009), won two Oscars (Best Actor for Jeff Bridges and Best Song for Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett). Cooper is currently adapting two novels for the screen: Stephen King’s masterpiece The Stand and The Road Home by Michael Armour, a drama set during the Great Depression. His acting credits include GET LOW (2010) and the TV mini-series Broken Tail (2006).

    Steel-town America is brought to life in this powerful drama by Scott Cooper (CRAZY HEART). Russell Baze (Christian Bale) has a rough life: he works a...

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