Category: Mediterranean art, heritage and cultures 2011

PARADISE HOTEL

PARADISE HOTEL de Sophia TZAVELLA 54 minutes, 2010 Production : Agitpro / Bulgaria Young Demir dreams of getting married. But there is not much room for dreams on the outskirts of the Bulgarian town where he lives with other Romany. 25 years ago the tower block he lives in had everything he needed: from the …

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MY SWEET CANARY

MY SWEET CANARY by Roy SHER 90 minutes, 2011 Production : Sher Film and Music Productions, IBA, ARTE, ERT, TAU / Israël In Greece and Turkey Roza Eskenazi is the most famous singer of the 1930’s, the “diva” of Rebetiko music. Following three young musicians from Greece, Turkey and Israel, the film tells the story …

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MOUSS ET HAKIM, CONTROLLED ORIGINS

MOUSS ET HAKIM, CONTROLLED ORIGINS by Samia CHALA 52 minutes, 2011 Production : Alif Productions / France Who could have imagined that people in French towns and in the deepest countryside, from the Vendée to Alsace, would boogie to the old Algerian songs of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s, re-modelled by two singers from the …

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FORTUNY AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP

FORTUNY AND THE WONDERFUL LAMP by Claudio ZULIAN 8 minutes, 2010 Production : Acteon / Espagne “Fortuny and the wonderful lamp” is a documentary about the way culture passes from the East to the West, as exemplified in this curious story of the creations of Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949), a Spanish fashion-designer and textile …

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DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE

DAMASCUS ROOF AND TALES OF PARADISE by Soudade KAADAN 52 minutes, 2010 Production : Aljazeera Documentary Channel / QATAR Syria has a strong tradition of stories and folk tales: full of colourful images – flying fish and friendly serpents, they are passed down from father to son. However, as the years go by these stories …

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