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Lina Al Abed goes on the hunt for a familiar incognito out of a need for acknowledging her progenitor. The same happens to the sisters separated by borders, one of whom is abandoned in a Russian orphanage. Afterward, the daughter and mother hunt each other down, are parted by the language, and insist on some connection.

The Bears seek and stray from each other. Callisto, transformed into a bear after her involvement with Zeus, is forced to abandon her newborn child, Arcas. Her son becomes a hunter, and their destinies cross with no possibility of family affection: human and animal, hunter and prey. It does not resemble Kawthar Younis and her father; it is closer to the chain of disagreements at the dinner table or the images revisited by Reman Sadani in a moment of isolation.

The myth ends with Zeus in the style of Rosa, who unable to stop the destiny of death, does what is in her power for eternal rest. It transforms bodies into bears and transports them back to their original sky.

Films that both are close to and conflict with family relationships.

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A PRESENT FROM THE PAST

 ٢٠ سبتمبر -

(Egypt, 2015, 80’)

directed by

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age rating ALL AUDIENCES

SYNOPSIS

Mokhtar, a film professor, receives an unexpected gift on his 75th birthday from his daughter Kawthar, a filmmaker in her early twenties. With two plane tickets to Rome, they set off in search of his long lost love—Patrizia—the woman he promised to return to thirty-three years ago. Unaware that he is being filmed throughout the trip, Mokhtar’s raw emotions are captured by his daughter’s hidden camera. As voyeurs to this quest for love, we are immersed in the lives of father and daughter, and the triumphs and tribulations they experience during their trip.

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BEST DAY EVER

… خوذو عيني

(Tunisia, France, 2018, 15’)

directed by

Aboozar Amini

*available in all countries

age rating 12+

SYNOPSIS

One family, one afternoon, one misunderstanding, four points of view.

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IBRAHIM: A FATE TO DEFINE

(Lebanon, Palestine, Qatar, Denmark, Slovenia, 2019, 75’)

directed by

*available only in Brazil, from 10 a.m. June 13 to 10 a.m. June 14

age rating 10+

SYNOPSIS

IBRAHIM: A Fate to Define is a personal documentary, following the director’s quest to define her identity by tracing the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of her father, Ibrahim.

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MOUTHWASH

(United Kingdom, 2014, 19’)

directed by

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age rating 10+

SYNOPSIS

At a moment when ISIS was seizing the city of Mosul in June 2014, Reman finds herself holding a BlackBerry camera phone in the face of chaos. With no previous experience in filmmaking, her pixelated footage documents the early days of the occupation, and reflects something of the urgency of a new found love for film. Unable to rely on the confused public narratives, she chooses to narrate and make sense of the political events through her mother’s memories of the city, and the daily WhatsApp voice messages sent by her cousins from Mosul. She soon realises that she can not keep up with the crushing reality around her and finds herself reciting the lines “I do not hear what I hear” to mute the sounds of a dying city.

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ROSA

(USA, 2020, 23’)

directed by

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age rating 10+

SYNOPSIS

While working at her aunt's flower shop, Rosa takes her job underground when she begins a side business of shipping undocumented bodies to their home countries for burial.

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THE BATH

LE BAIN

(Tunisia, France, 2020, 15’)

directed by

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age rating 10+

SYNOPSIS

Imed, a young father, finds himself alone with his five year old son for a few days, due to his wife’s business trip, and will have to confront his deepest fear.

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YOU COME FROM FAR AWAY

TA’TOUN MEN BA’ID

(Egypt, Spain, Lebanon, Qatar, 2018, 84’)

directed by

*available in all countries, from 10 a.m. June 12 to 10 a.m. June 13

age rating 10+

SYNOPSIS

Imagine that you have siblings but you can’t talk to them because you don’t speak the same language. Imagine that you have parents but you were raised without them. The film tells the extraordinary story of a Palestinian family which was dispersed by several turmoils that steer the last century: From the Spanish Civil War in which the father Najati Sidki fought against Franco and fascism to World War II, Nakba and Lebanese Civil War.