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Belgium / Brussels honours Mediterranean cinema

The Brussels Festival du Cinéma Méditerranéen, or “Med” for the initiated, celebrates its 17th edition from December 1st to 8th.

A mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer by Rayhana

 

70 films of every kind and from many countries will be offered in this year’s selection, including 9 being shown for the first time.

This year more than ever “Med” honours women, whether through the subject of the films shown, the place given to female directors in the selection, or the composition of the jury, which will be 100% female and chaired by Egyptian director and producer Marianne Khoury.

Many directors will be in Brussels to present their latest films: Frenchman Tony Gatlif for Djam, the Israeli Amos Gitai for West of the Jordan River, the Algerian Sofia Djama for Les bienheureux, the Franco-Algerian Rayhana for A mon âge je me cache encore pour fumer, and the Italian Jonas Carpignano for A ciambra.

For the opening screening at the Botanique on December 1st, the Brussels audience will be able to see Kaouther Ben Hania’s latest feature, La belle et la meute, as part of the festival’s focus on Tunisia. On December 8th Spanish film-maker Pablo Berger will close the festival with his new film, Abracadabra.

Concerts, round tables and discussions complete the programme of this 17th festival.

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