Category: First Film 2018

NAMRUD (TROUBLEMAKER)

95 minutes, 2017 Director : Fernando ROMERO-FORSTHUBER (Austria, Spain) Production : Soleil Film (Austria) Born a Palestinian in the state of Israel, the musician Jowan Safadi is famous throughout the Arab world. He is not afraid to tackle taboo subjects, and this has made him a highly controversial figure: under investigation by the Israeli police …

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DES MOUTONS ET DES HOMMES (OF SHEEP AND MEN)

79 minutes, 2017 Réalisation : Karim SAYAD (Swiss, Algeria) Production : Close Up Films (Swiss), Norte Productions (France) Alger, Bab el Oued, 2016. Habib, 16, dreams of becoming a vet. But when he stops school, he decides to train a ram named El Bouq, hoping to make it a champion of sheep fighting. Samir, 42, …

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BIZERTE. A SPIRAL TALE

57 minutes, 2018 Direction : Michele COPPARI and Francesca ZANNONI (Italy) Production : Cosenude Media Projects (Italy) Bizerte, Tunisia. A port where the African landmass suddenly drops into the Mediterranean. The most northerly city in Africa, just 250 km from Italy. Rich, fertile land, and for centuries a strategic port. A naval base with barracks …

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A SEED FOR CHANGE

75 minutes, 2018 Direction and Production : Alexandros IKONOMIDIS (Greece) It’s the economic crisis in Greece, film-maker Alex Ikonomidis is worried he won’t be able to support himself. When his income runs out he decides to take charge of his own life and grow his own food. That is the beginning of his journey in …

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