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Reality as Fiction: Short Films From Palestine + panel discussion
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Bonboné, Dir. Rakan Mayasi, Palestine / Lebanon 2017, 15 min., Arabic with English subtitles

A programme of shorts from Palestinian filmmakers ranging from the dramatic to the political to the satirical, selected especially for the London Palestine Film Pre-Festival Weekend.

Bonboné, Dir. Rakan Mayasi, Palestine / Lebanon 2017, 15 min., Arabic with English subtitles

A Palestinian inmate serving time in an Israeli jail receives a visit from his wife, who devises a means for the couple to start a family despite his incarceration.

Roof Knocking, Dir. Sina Salimi, Estonia, Scotland / Portugal / Mexico 2017, 12 min., Arabic with English subtitles

In war-stricken Gaza, a woman and her family prepare to break fast during Ramadan when a phone call from an Israeli soldier alerts them to the imminent bombing of their home.

The Chair, Dir. Laila Abbas, Palestine 2018, 15 min., Arabic with English subtitles

When Olga travels from America to Bethlehem for her grandmother’s funeral, she asks a matchmaker to help her find a husband for her lonely aunt; not realising that her aunt has asked the same matchmaker to find a husband for Olga.

The Day My Father Dies, Dir. Nayef Hammoud, Palestine 2017, 15 min., Arabic with English subtitles

Salah, an acting student in Paris, returns home to Haifa to work on a play eulogising his still-living father. During his stay, however, Salah slowly comes to realise that his father is not the hero he thought he was.

Ave Maria, Dir. Basil Khalil, Palestine / France / Germany 2015, 15 min., Arabic with English subtitles

A family of Israeli settlers and an order of Palestinian Carmelite nuns find their paths crossing when the family’s car breaks down in a remote area of the West Bank.
04:30 pm
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Cinema 1
£13 Full, £11 Concs/Green, £7 Blue Members. 

This screening will be followed by a Q&A exploring short film-making in Palestine. We will be joined by Ave Maria's Academy Award & Palme d'Or nominated writer/director Basil Khalil as well as Palestinian-British award-winning journalist, filmmaker and artist Saeed Taji Farouky. 

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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