Category: CINEMA

All about cinema in Mediterranean

Israel / Short film competition from the Ma’aleh School of Television, Film & the Arts

The Ma’aleh School of Film and Television in Jerusalem has launched an international short film competition called HaBayitah – Homeward. The idea came as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. The school said that “in a time of ‘social distancing’, this is a project for international unity, bringing together creative works on a theme relevant …

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Italy – Malta / Il Quinto Sapore (Umami) being filmed

Il Quinto Sapore (Umami) (The Fifth Flavour – Umami) is a comedy directed by Angelo Frezza. It features Karin Proia, Angelo Orlando, Daphne Scoccia and Antonella Laganà. The film is about a magazine editor, Anna, and a food critic, Alessandro. They have been working together for ten years but haven’t spoken to each other since …

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Croatia / The freedom of Tereza37

August 29th to September 4th was the week of the 67th Pula Film Festival. 16 films were in competition for the Golden Arenas. Among them Danilo Šerbedžija’s Tereza37. Trailer The script, written by Croatian actress Lana Barić, is about a woman married to a sailor for 10 years. After her fourth miscarriage, and under pressure …

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Syria / Notturno and the strength of those who stay behind

War, its traumatic, devastating and silent effect is at the centre of Notturno. Gianfranco Rosi filmed in close-up life during the war in Syria. His new film took three years of reflecting and shooting, travelling into Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan and the Lebanon to document war and terrorism. Trailer But, Gianfranco Rosi does not film the …

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Morocco / Atoman, Wind Rider the first Moroccan super-hero film

Atoman, Wind Rider is the first Moroccan super-hero film. So with his first feature, Belgian-Moroccan director Anouar Moatassim is breaking new ground in North African and African cinema. To do this he has brought together a cast of well-known actors from Morocco, Mali, France and Belgium: rapper Lartiste will play the title role, supported by …

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France / A €165 million envelope to relaunch the film sector

Having passed the first measures to alleviate the effects of the lock-down, the French government is going to allocate a new grant to help the French film industry get back to work. The CNC’s budget will be boosted to cushion the impact of the health crisis. It was at the opening of the Angoulême Francophone …

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Lebanon / Appointment of Heba Hage-Felder

On September 1st Heba Hage-Felder was appointed Director of the Arab Image Foundation. Over 70 applicants had applied for the job. Ms Hage-Felder has over 20 years experience of institution building and development. She has an MA in International Conflict and Peace Studies. Previously she has worked with different local and international organizations such as …

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