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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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The Age of Stupid, screening in Lebanon

The movie ‘The Age of Stupid‘ is coming soon showing now in Lebanon…

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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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