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Lebanese Film Days



Date of Event: 10/01/2022

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: The Rainbow Theater – Jabal Amman

Join us at the

“Lebanese Film Days”

7 PM at The Rainbow Theater – Jabal Amman
Free Entry
Seats are limited

Please bring your mask and keep social distancing.
Entry is allowed for individuals who are fully vaccinated

Monday 10 January, 7 PM

Skies of Lebanon

Chloé Mazlo, 90 minutes, Drama, in French, Arabic and Italian with Arabic and English subtitles, France, 2020

In the fifties, young Alice leaves her natal Swiss mountains for the sunny and vibrant shores of Beirut. She falls madly in love with Joseph, a quirky astrophysicist intent on sending the first Lebanese national into space. Alice quickly fits in among his relatives, but after years of bliss, the civil war threatens their Garden of Eden.

The film has received a Special Mention in the Arab feature-length narrative films category at the 2nd Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film. It was also nominated for the Lumiere Awards for Best First Film and the Golden Gate Award for New Director at San Francisco International Film Festival.

Film Trailer

Tuesday 11 January, 7 PM

All This Victory

Ahmad Ghossein, 93 minutes, Drama, in Arabic with English subtitles, Lebanon/ France/ Qatar, 2019

Followed by a discussion with the director Ahmad Ghossein.

RATED 16+

Lebanon, July 2006. War is raging between Hezbollah and Israel. During a 24-hour ceasefire, Marwan heads out in search of his father, who refused to leave his Southern village, and leaves his wife Rana preparing alone their immigration to Canada. Marwan finds no trace of his father and the ceasefire is quickly broken, forcing him to take shelter in Najib's house, his father’s friend. Marwan finds himself trapped under the rain of bombs with Najib and a group of elders, friends of his father. Tension rises inside and outside of the house. Suddenly, a group of Israeli soldiers enter the first floor. Trapped in their location, as well as by their own fears, the next three days see the situation spiral out of control.

The film has won the Grand Prize at Venice Film Festival’s International Film Critics Week as well as the Audience Award. It was nominated for the Golden Pyramid Award for Best Film at Cairo International Film Festival.

Film trailer

Wednesday 12 January , 7 PM

Memory Box

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, 95 minutes, Drama, in Arabic, French and English with Arabic and English subtitles, Lebanon/ Canada/ France/ Qatar, 2021

RATED 18+

Maia, a single mother, lives in Montreal with her teenage daughter, Alex. On Christmas Eve, they receive an unexpected delivery: notebooks, tapes, and photos Maia sent to her best friend in 1980’s Beirut. Maia refuses to open the box or confront its memories, but Alex secretly begins diving into it.

Between fantasy and reality, Alex enters the world of her mother’s tumultuous, passionate adolescence during the Lebanese civil war, unlocking mysteries of a hidden past.

“Memory Box” has won Saad Eldin Wahba Award For Best Film at The Horizons of Arab Cinema Competition at Cairo International Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear Award for Best Film at Berlin International Film Festival. It has also been nominated for Best Film at Seville European Film Festival, the Media Choice Award for Director and Film at Shanghai International Film Festival as well as the International Jury Grand Prize at War on Screen International Film Festival.

Film Trailer