The Passion of Joan of Arc, an 81-minute historical drama film in French with Arabic subtitles, produced in 1928 and directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer, tells the sentencing and execution of Joan of Arc. A. M. Qattan Foundation.
Amal, a 83-minute French documentary produced in 2017 and directed by Mohammed Siam, tells the story of an angry teenager who grows from childhood into adulthood, realizing how limited her choices are as a young female living in an Arab police state in a post-revolution era. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.
La Strada, an 80-minute fiction Italian film with Arabic subtitles, produced in 1954 and directed by Federico Fellini, tells the story of a girl named Gelsomina who was sold by her mother to a travelling performer. A. M. Qattan Foundation.
The Exiles, a 72-minute American film produced in 1961 and directed by Kent McKenzie, chronicles a night in the life of a group of 20-something Native Americans who left their country. Introduced by Jumanna Manna as part of the film series accompanying the Palestine Festival of Literature. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.
Sunday 15 to Thursday 19
An installation of The Illinois Parables, a 60-minute experimental documentary produced in 2016 and directed by Deborah Starttman, is displayed as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature. Comprising regional vignettes about faith, force, technology, and exodus in America, the film explores in eleven parables how we are shaped by conviction and ideology. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.
Trouble, an 83-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles produced in 2019 and directed by Mariah Garnett, is screened as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature. The director gives an intimate and inventive biographical portrait of her artist father, recounting in his own words his past as a political activist in Belfast and his daughter’s unlikely influence on his life. Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research.
Inaatse/Se, a 72-minute American/Canadian film produced in 2016 and directed by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil, is screened as part of Palestine Festival of Literature. It re-imagines the ancient Ojibway story The Seven Fires Prophecy that both predates and predicts the first contact with Europeans in a kaleidoscopic experience that blends documentary, narrative, and experimental forms and transcends linear colonized history. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.
Martyr, an 84-minute Lebanese film produced in 2017 and directed by Mazen Khaled, tells how a group of friends grapple with loss and partake in their community’s ceremonies following a young man’s tragic death at Beirut’s seaside, exposing the city’s schisms and its society’s fault lines. Al Quds Cinema, Yabous Cultural Centre.
The Yound and the Damned, an 80-minute Mexican film with Arabic subtitles produced in 1950 and directed by Luis Buñuel, shows how young Pedro lives in a Mexican slum, switching between a responsible life and crime. A. M. Qattan Foundation.
Distancing, Determining, a 25-minute film produced in 2019 and directed by Coleman Collins, is screened as part of the Palestine Festival of Literature 2020. The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre.
Here and Elsewhere is a 60-minute French documentary with Arabic subtitles produced in 1976 and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Anne-Marie Mieville. It follows a French family as they watch Palestinian fighters train in southern Lebanon in the 1970s. A. M. Qattan Foundation.
Hippocrates is a 102-minute film in French with Arabic subtitles produced in 2014 and directed by Thomas Lilti. It was presented at the Cannes International Critics’ Week 2014. Presented in cooperation with the French German Cultural Center. Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinemathque.