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Beirut International Film Festival, “Somewhere“

10th edition of Beirut International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow Wednesday with Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere

Thursday’s screenings include Oscar winner, Tanovic’s “Cirkus Columbia”

The 10th edition of Beirut International Film Festival is to start on Wednesday October 6, 2010 at Unesco Palace where the screening of “Somewhere”, directed by Sofia Coppola, winner of the  Venice  Film Festival “Golden Lion”.

Coppola also is the director “Marie-Antoinette” in 2006 and “Lost in Translation” in 2004. Her new film “Somewhere” speaks of the radical changes Hollywood bad-boy Johnny Marco was forced to make to his life of excess upon receiving an unexpected visit from his 11-year old daughter. The cast includes Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Michelle Monoghan and Benicio Del Toro.

The festival screenings kick off Thursday October 7 at “Sofil Metropolis” cinema. Eight screenings will take place simultaneously, as the first starts at 3 PM and the last at 10 PM; however, they do not include films participating in the Middle Eastern film/feature competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch Avatar 3D, in Circuit Empire theaters

One of the most expensive movies of all time is now officially one of the most successful at the box office as the science fiction epic grossed more than US$1 billion (AU$ 1.1 billion) worldwide.
Neytiri, princess of the Na'vi Omaticaya Clan

Neytiri, princess of the Na'vi Omaticaya Clan

Watch Avatar in 3D in Circuit Empire theaters in Beirut, Lebanon

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Le 16e Festival du Film Européen à Sofil

34 European films, in addition to shorts films done by Lebanese students, are screened during the 16th edition of the European Film Festival, which is held until the 6th of December.

16e Festival du Film Europeen

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Grendizer in Beirut

Poster of Grendizer, created by SamandalA Los Angeles Times article about the Beirut Animated film festival in Metropolis-Empire Sofil:

Grendizer is a unifying figure for an entire generation of Lebanese who grew up during the country’s bitter 15-year civil war. When Beirut was being torn to pieces by local warlords and their foreign-funded militias, the Grendizer cartoons were a welcome distraction for children who were more likely to miss school because of shelling than chicken pox.

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Movie: The One Man Village سمعان بالضيعة

One Man Village

The One Man Village is currently played in Empire Sofil

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.

Semaan El Habre: The film that we are shooting is actually my life story, how I live, how I deal with the cows. There is no scenario. It’s what I truly do every minute, every hour of the day…

Trailer & censored scene:

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Melodrama Habibi

Melodrama Habibi (2008) is a Lebanese film by Lebanese director Hany Tamba.

Featuring Julia Kassar, Patrick Chesnais, Pierrette Katrib,  Gabriel Yammine, Lara Matar, Pierre Chammassian, Maggie Badawi, Majdi Machmouchi & Fadi Reaidy, it was released yesterday in Lebanon’s cinemas

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