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19th European Film Festival

The 19th European Film Festival is back to Beirut!

The 19th European Film Festival, will be held from 29 November to 9 December in the two theaters of Cinema Metropolis Empire Sofil.

The European Film Festival will open on Thursday 29 November with the Cypriot film Small Crime by Christos Georgiou (on invitation).

The Festival’s programme includes:

  • 36 recent feature films from the European Union, allowing the audience to view prize-winning films screened at major international festivals as well as the first or second production of promising directors.
  • 1 feature film from Switzerland and from Serbia respectively, the Festival’s guest countries this year.
  • 1 recent Lebanese short film from the Lebanese director Odette Makhlouf.
  • 19 short films produced by students of ten Lebanese audiovisual schools.

Among the long feature films, the European Film Festival proposes three films for children. The European Film Festival also invites children from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds to the screenings.

Some of these movies will also be screened in Jounieh, Zahlé and Tripoli.

As a special event, the Festival will be screening the French film La chute de la maison Usher by Jean Epstein released in 1928. The screening of the film, which is inspired by an Edgar Allan Poe novel, will be accompanied with live music performed by the group Scrambled Eggs and Cynthia Zaven, in partnership with The Dream Machine Festival.

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Information
Date : From 29 November - 09 December 2012
Tickets: 4.000 L.L
At Metropolis Empire Sofil

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FILMS

  • Poster Small Crime

    Small Crime

    Directed by Christos Georgiou On Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 pm & On Saturday, December 1st at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Young police graduate Leonidas has been assigned to a small island in the Aegean
    Sea.

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  • Affiche Le Mulot Menteur

    Le mulot menteur | The Mouse With a Mouth

    Directed by Marina Rosset, Sophie Roze, Andrea Kiss On Saturday, December 1 at 11:30 am

    Synopsis


    Peureux, timide, rusé ou affabulateur ? Trois personnalités pour trois fables :
    un bûcheron face à un ours, un écolier collectionnant des escargots ou en

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  • A Tale of Two Mozzies (1)

    Cykelmyggen og dansemyggen | A Tale of Two Mozzies

    Directed by Jannik Hastrup & Flemming Quist Møller On Sunday, December 2 at 11:30 am

    Synopsis


    Dagmar, the dancing mosquito, has a crush on Egon, who in turn can only think
    about one thing: his bicycle.

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  • Poster Prinsessa

    Prinsessa | Princess

    Directed by Arto Halonen On Friday, November 30 & On Thursday, December 4 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Cabaret dancer Anna, drifting from one foster home to another,
    ends up in psychiatric care and soon the hospital staff sees that she’s
    suffering from sever

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  • Affiche Camille Redouble

    Camille redouble | Camille Rewinds

    Directed by Noémie Lvovsky On Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 pm & On Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Camille a seize ans lorsqu’elle rencontre Eric. Ils s’aiment passionnément
    et Camille donne naissance à une fille.

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  • Poster Medal of Honor 2

    Medalia de onoare | Medal of Honour

    Directed by Calin Peter Netzer On Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 pm & On Tuesday, December 4 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    One day Ion, a seventy-five-year-old Romanian man, accidentally receives
    a Medal of Honour for some “heroic” actions back during World War II, a
    time he bare

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  • Affiche L'enfant d'en haut

    L'Enfant d'en Haut | Sister

    Directed by Ursula Meier On Sunday, December 2 at 8:00 pm & On Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Simon, douze ans, emprunte l’hiver venu la petite télécabine qui relie la plaine
    industrielle où il vit seul avec sa soeur Louise, à l’opulente statio

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  • Affiche Bullhead

    Rundskop | Bullhead

    Directed by Michaël R. Roskam On Friday, November 30 & On Wednesday, December 5 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    The young Limburg cattle farmer Jacky Vanmarsenille is approached by an
    unscrupulous veterinarian to make a shady deal with a notorious West-Flemish
    beef tra

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    Операция „Шменти Капели“ | Operation "Shmenti Kapeli"

    Directed by Ivan Mitov On Monday, December 3 at 8:00 pm & On Wednesday, December 5 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    A mysterious perpetrator executes a monstrous crime whose elements follow
    a relentless logic: hostages, ransom, gunfire and explosions. Many are killed.

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    Uwikłanie | Entanglement

    Directed by Jacek Bromski On Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm & On Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    What must happen to change an average man into a murderer?
    Is it possible to kill somebody in a half-hypnotic trance
    and not remember it the next day? If the

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  • Affiche Atmen

    Atmen | Breathing

    Directed by Karl Markovics On Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 pm & On Thursday, December 6 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Roman is serving time in a juvenile detention center.

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  • Bliss (5) © 2011 Constantin Film Verleih GmbH_Mathias Bothor

    Glück | Bliss

    Directed by Doris Dörrie On Monday, December 3 at 8:00 pm & On Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Irina is a war refugee turned prostitute, Kalle a homeless punk. When they meet,
    they quickly fall for each other.

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  • Pa Negre (1)

    Pa negre | Black Bread

    Directed by Agustí Villaronga On Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 pm & On Thursday, December 6 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    During the years following the Spanish Civil War that were marked by
    violence and poverty, a mysterious murder shakes the secrets buried in
    a small town of C

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  • Affiche Love.net (2)

    Love.net

    Directed by Ilian Djevelekov On Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 pm & On Friday, December 7 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Various characters are trying to change their lives via the Internet or are simply
    having fun online.

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  • Poster Love

    Lóve | Love

    Directed by Jakub Kroner On Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 pm & On Friday, December 7 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Mat’o lives a carefree life with no rules. With his childhood friend,
    he steals carsfor a car repair shop.

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  • Poster Glass Tiger 3

    Üvegtigris 3 | Glass Tiger 3

    Directed by Péter Rudolf On Monday, December 3 at 5:30 pm & On Friday, December 7 at 3:00 pm

    Synopsis


    One toothpick, one shot, one disillusioned doctor and one luxury car, which
    arrives at the perfect moment.

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  • Wuthering Heights (3) © Agatha Nitecka

    Wuthering Heights

    Directed by Andrea Arnold On Monday, December 3 at 10:30 pm & On Friday, December 7 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    What would you do if you were denied your soulmate?
    The passionate tale of Heathcliff and Cathy, twoteenagers whose elemental
    love for each other creates a s

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  • Poster Biloba

    Μπιλόμπα | Biloba

    Directed by Sofia Papachristou On Friday, November 30 & On Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Peter, an engineer employed by a multinational company whose commitment
    to the environment is dubious at best, agrees to supervise the construction
    of a high

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  • Poster Mercy

    Gnade | Mercy

    Directed by Matthias Glasner On Friday, November 30 &On Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    A family of German expatriates hopes for a new beginning at the edge of the Arctic Sea.

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  • Tomorrow Will Be Better (4)

    Jutro będzie lepiej | Tomorrow Will Be Better

    Directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska On Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 pm & On Saturday, December 8 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    This is the sad story of three kids who are alone: three dirty-faced angels
    and a stubborn wish: to get to the border and cross to a place that
    represents no

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  • Affiche In the attic (1)

    Na půdě aneb Kdo má dneska narozeniny? | In The Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today?

    Directed by Jiří Barta On Sunday, December 2 at 5:30 pm & On Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 pm

    Synopsis


    The heroes are courageous toys from an old suitcase who undertake
    a dangerous and suspenseful journey through a mysterious old attic
    to rescue their friend,

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  • A Family Poster

    En Familie | A Family

    Directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen On Monday, December 3 at 5:30 pm & On Saturday, December 8 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Ditte is part of a renowned family of bakers. She is also a successful
    gallery owner.

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  • The Wedding Photographer (2)

    Bröllopsfotografen | The Wedding Photographer

    Directed by Ulf Malmros On Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00 pm & On Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Robin, a wedding photographer from a remote spot in Värmland, is commissioned
    to photograph an upper class wedding in Djursholm.

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  • The Angels' Share (3)

    The Angels’ Share

    Directed by Ken Loach On Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 pm & On Saturday, December 8 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Robbie is overwhelmed when he held his newborn son Luke for the first time.
    He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has.

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  • Affiche Les Saveurs du Palais

    Les saveurs du palais | Haute Cuisine

    Directed by Christian Vincent On Saturday, December 8 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Hortense Laborie est une cuisinière réputée.

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  • Poster The Girl

    Flickan | The Girl

    Directed by Fredrik Edfeldt On Friday, November 30 & On Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    In a lonely house on the countryside a ten-year-old girl takes her first steps from
    childhood into the world of grown-ups.

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  • Poster The maiden danced to death (2)

    A halálba táncoltatott leány | The Maiden Danced to Death

    Directed by Endre Hules On Friday, November 30 & On Sunday, December 9 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Steve, a dancer-turned-dance-impresario returns to his native Hungary after
    a twenty-year absence.

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    18 comidas | 18 Meals

    Directed by Jorge Coira On Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 pm & On Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Six stories over the course of a single, fictional day. 18 different meals:
    a glimpse into some of those moments that may change a life.

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  • Poster Lessons of a Dream

    Der ganz große traum | Lessons of a Dream

    Directed by Sebastian Grobler On Friday, December 7 at 5:30 pm & On Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 pm

    Synopsis


    A very traditional German school in 1874 decides to employ a new English teacher
    to ensure that some fresh ideas about culture and life can be imparted to the

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  • A perdre la raison (5) © Versus Production - Kris Dewitte

    A perdre la raison | Our Children

    Directed by Joachim Lafosse On Friday, December 7 at 8:00 pm & On Sunday, December 9 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Murielle et Mounir s’aiment passionnément. Depuis son enfance, le jeune homme
    vit chez le Docteur Pinget, qui lui assure une vie matérielle aisée.

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  • Reality (2)

    Reality

    Directed by Matteo Garrone On Thursday, December 6 at 8:00 pm & On Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 pm

    Synopsis


    Luciano is a Neapolitan fishmonger who supplements his modest income by pulling
    off little scams together with his wife Maria.

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  • The Wall (1)

    Le mur | The Wall

    Directed by Odette Makhlouf On Sunday, December 9 at 5:30 pm

    Synopsis


    In the East suburb of Beirut, in the middle of the 80’s civil war, my family
    used to hide in Mary’s house, known to be the safest house of the neighbourho

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  • La chute de la maison Usher (1)

    La chute de la maison Usher | The Fall of The House of Usher

    Directed by Jean Epstein On Sunday, December 9 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Roderick Usher vit dans une maison maudite. Sa femme, Lady Madeleine,
    vient de mourir de façon étrange, et Roderick est persuadé de son retour.

    Read more
  • Shadow Dancer Poster

    Shadow Dancer

    Directed by James Marsh On Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 pm, On Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm & On Monday, December 10 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Single mother Collette McVeigh is a Republican living in Belfast with her mother and
    hardliner IRAbrothers.

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  • In a Better World Poster

    Hævnen In a Better World

    Directed by Susanne Bier On Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 pm ,On Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30 pm & On Monday, December 10 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Anton is a doctor who commutes between his Danish home and his work
    at an African refugee camp. He is separated from his wife Marianne.

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    Cesare deve morire | Caesar Must Die

    Directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani On Friday, November 30, On Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 pm & On Tuesday, December 11 at 8:00 pm

    Synopsis


    The performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar comes to an end and the performers
    are rewarded with rapturous applause.

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  • Affiche Omar m'a tuer (1)

    Omar m’a tuer | Omar Killed Me

    Directed by Roschdy Zem On Monday, December 3 at 10:30 pm & On Tuesday, December 11 at 08:00 pm

    Synopsis


    Marseille, le 2 février 1994. Omar Raddad, un marocain, est emprisonné pour
    le meurtre d’une riche veuve qui l’employait comme jardinier.

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  • Poster Montevideo, Taste of a Dream

    Montevideo, bog te video | Montevideo, Taste of a Dream

    Directed by Dragan Bjelogrlić On Thursday, November 29 at 10:00 pm, On Tuesday, December 4 at 5:00 pm & On Wednesday December 12

    Synopsis


    It’s the journey of twelve enthusiastic anonymous soccer players, from the streets
    of impoverished Belgrade neighbourhoods and local matches, to the formati

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