Arab Film Weeks

Yet Another Shot

Yet another Shot

 

Director: Kinda Hassan

Length: 5min

Date: 2005

Synopsis: “Yet Another Shot is a video made the dayJubran Tueiny, Lebanese parliamentarian and journalist, was murdered. It shows images of TV reporters informing the sad event, filmed on the explosion site. The video highlights the instantaneous adjustment of the Lebanese blunt society facing serious moral catastrophes. The idea of the video is to show a dramatic event by by-passing it, and focusing on a parallel event that metaphorically describes it. Seeing the event from the point of view of TV reporters trying to communicate a drama, that can’t seem less dramatic to them, tells us a lot about how the society would react to such an event. As I was leaving the explosion site I had a conversation with the driver I was with; he was “happy” seeing no traffic on the roads; this inspired him the following statement: “Look, there’s no traffic on the roads, I wish they would murder one every day for us!” A murder in Lebanon today can get as quotidian as driving one’s car to work. I thought that by showing this bluntness from one side, and the repetition and failures of reporters from the other side, I could transmit a message to a public who is too familiar to catastrophes the way Media represent them. How many times do we have to witness the repetition of this endless scene? When will disasters become real disasters? Aren’t there any maladjusted people out there?”

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The One Man Village

The One Man Village

 

Director: Simon El Habre

Length: 86min

Date: 2009

Synopsis: Semaan is leading a quiet life on his farm in the small village of Ain al Halazoun in the Lebanese mountains. The hamlet was completely emptied and destroyed in combats during the civil war in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990. Today, many years after an official reconciliation, its inhabitants, who are all from one family, regularly go back to the village to cultivate their plots of land or visit their houses and always leave before sunset. In his comforting and humorous film Simon El Habre observes the life in his quasi ghost village and tries to reflect on the collective and individual memory in a country that seems to live in a collective amnesia and is vulnerable to a new civil war.

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Faces Appaluding Alone

Faces Applauding Alone

 

Director: Ahmad Ghossein

Length: 7min

Date: 2008

Synopsis: Combining video footage filmed in the 1980s and a voice-over of letters between RachidGhossein and Mariam Hamadeh (the artist’s family), this short non-fiction video ponders on the time lag between remains and ruins.

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Films

Title: Voyage a ouaga

Director: Camille Mouyeke

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 2000

Country: Congo, Brazaville

Duration: 90 min

Starring:  Eric Laugerias – Maka koto – Zao – Aissa Maiga –

 Louaya Bénedicte – Roy Victoria

Original Language: French

Subtitle: English

Synopsis

In this comedy, Lionel a French guy recently arrived to Africa for business loses his car and his dreams in the sudden rebellions of Cotonou. It is then that he meets Zao and his wife and decides to join them in their trip to Ouagadoubou, the African Hollywood; a journey that will reveal for him a new way of living.

Title: Keita, l’héritage du grio

Director: Dani KOUYATE

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1994

Country: Burkina Faso

Duration: 94 min

Original Language: French

Synopsis

Djeliba leaves his village and moves to the city with the mission of teaching Keita the story of his name. A name that evokes a whole mythology…

Title: Le DAMIER “Papa National oyé!”

Director: Balufu BAKUPA-KANYINDA

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1997

Country: Gabon

Duration: 40 min

Starring:  Dieudonné KABONGO, Yves MBA, Pascal NZONZI, Jean LACROIX KAMGA

 

Synopsis

During one of his sleepless night, the “Founder- President- for-  Life” of the republic, is bored in his presidential palace, So, to pass the time, he wants to play draughts with a men from the slums.

Title: Perle Noire

Director: Josef KUMBELA

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1994

Country: République Démocratique du Congo

Duration: 27 min

Starring:  Abiba Diarra, Michel Pilorgé, Paulette Dubost, Fernand Mona

Original Language: French

Synopsis

Roland, an unscrupulous man, unemployed with debts to pay, does not hesitate to compel his 4th wife, Blandine a young, to become a prostitute

Title: L’étranger venu d’Afrique

Director: Josef KUMBELA

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1998

Country: République Démocratique du Congo

Duration: 13 min

Starring:  Baudoin Euloge Adogony, Lin Veronica Cha-Chi

Original Language: French

Subtitle: English

Synopsis

Sun, a Chinese young lade, goes back to Lulu where her lover, a young African stident is waiting for her. Their cultural differences create problems, but also other peoples peeging.

Title: Colis postal

Director: Josef KUMBELA

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1996

Country: République Démocratique du Congo

Duration: 10 min

Starring: Hubert Kouondé, Abiba Diarra, Léandre Alain Baker

Original: English

Synopsis

Isidore, an African guy living in France, is worried about telling his fiancée, Espérance, that he is HIV positive. 

Title: Taxecarte

Director: Josef KUMBELA

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1996

Country: République Démocratique du Congo

Duration: 8 min

Starring:  Pénepole Person, Joelle Fretz, Josseline Siaaaia, Josef Kumbela

Original Language: French

Subtitle: English

Synopsis:

Toure borrows from his girlfriend, Corine, her phone card to call his wife in Africa who is about to deliver, when his fiancée Josianne suddenly shows up…

Title: Bye Bye Africa

Director: Mahamat Saleh Haroun 

Genre: docu-Fiction

Year of Production: 1998

Country:  Tchad

Duration: 90 min

Starring:  Mahamat Saleh Haroun

Original Language: French

Subtitle: English

Synopsis

It’s the story of a cinematographer from Tchad exiled to France. Upon the come back to his home.

Title: Ousman Sow, Le soleil en Face

Director: Béantrice Soulé

Genre: Documentary

Year of Production: 2000

Country: France

Duration: 52 min

Original Language: French

Synopsis

The 50 years Ousamane Sow from Senegal decide to make sculpture his carrier. In this documentary, Beatrice Soule follow the artist in his most secretive creation. 

Title: Eux et moi, un ethnologue en Papouasie Occidentale

Director: Stephane Betron

Genre: Documentary

Year of Production: 2001

Country: France

Duration: 63 min

Original Language: English

Synopsis

For the last few years an ethnographer gone to a small New Guinea village, where

Title: Kini & Adams

Director: Idrissa OUEDRAOGO

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1997

Country: Burkina Faso

Duration: 88 min

Starring:  Yusi Kuenen, David  Mohloki, Nthati Moshesh

Original Language: English

Subtitle: French

Synopsis

It is the tragic story of tow friends united by the same dream: leaving there village and going to the city to make a fortune.

Title: Bal poussière

Director: Henri DUPARC

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1988

Country: Cote D’Ivoire

Duration: 91 min

Starring:  Bamba BAKARY, Anny CHELLY , Sy Savane

Original Language: French

Synopsis Half God, rich peasant of a village in the Ivory Coast, married to five women , decide to get a 6th wife. But problems start fast.

Title: La vie sur terre

Director: Abderrahmane SISSAKO

Genre: Fiction

Year of Production: 1998

Country: Mauritanie

Duration: 61 min

Starring:  Abderrahmane SISSAKO, Nna Baby, Mohamed Sissako, Bourama Coulibaly, Keita Bina, Mahamadou Drame

Format:  35 min

Original Language: English

Synopsis

On new year Eve of the year 2000, Abederrahman Sissako, a Mauritanian filmmaker, living in France, decides to go back to Sokolo, a small village in Mali, to find his father and make a film about Sokolo: Life on Earth. It’s there that hi meets Nana.

Title: The Fog of war

Director: Errol Morris

Genre: documentary

Year of Production: 2003

Country:

Duration:

Starring:

Original Language: English

Synopsis

Documentary about Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson Administration, who subsequently became president of the World Bank . The documentary combines archival footage with a McNamara interview discussing some of the tragedies and glories of the 20th century

Title: The station agent

Director: Thomas McCarthy

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Year of Production: 2003

Country:

Duration:

Starring:

Original Language: English

Synopsis

When his only friend and co-worker dies, a young man born with dwarfism moves to an abandoned train depot in rural New Jersey. Though he tries to maintain a life of solitude, he is soon entangled with an artist who is struggling with a personal tragedy and an overly-friendly Cuban hot dog vendor.     

 

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Zanta Claus

Zanta Clauz بابا نويل

Walid Mattar وليد مطار

Tunisia | France تونس | فرنسا

2012, Color, Blu-ray, 15’

In Arabic, French with English subtitles

Script: Thomas Cailley, Walid Mattar

Cinematography: Laurent Navarri

Editing:Lilian Corbeille

Cast: Helmi Dridi

Production: Barney Production

Contacts:

 

Barney Production

32 Bd de Strasbourg

CS 30108 Paris Cedex 10 – France

T: +33 6 47 60 36 67

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Synopsis

Getting by with jobs, squatting a flat with illegal immigrants, Foued lives in fear of deportation. One day, he is offered a well-paid job where he is certain to remain invisible.

 

عبر الحصول على وظائف في ورشات إعمار، ومشاركة شقّة مع مهاجرين غير شرعيين مثله، يعيش فؤاد حياة هاجسها الإعتقال والترحيل. في أحد الأيام، يُعرَض على فؤاد وظيفة ذو أجر جيّد، حيث يكون غير مرئي على الأكيد.

 

Biography

Tunisian Walid Mattar studied information management and cinema and is a member of the Tunisian Filmmakers Foundation. He is currently writing his first feature.

درس وليد مطارإدارة المعلومات والسينما. هو عضو في مؤسسة صانعي الأفلام التونسية. يكتب حالياًّ فيلمه الروائي الطويل الأول.

 

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