To all the students in journalism and in cinema and to all cinema lovers
Watch one or more of the eight films screened in the frame of Scrapbook, and write an article about it. The best article in Arabic will be published in Al Akhbar (2 one-year-subscription to win) and the best article in French will be published in L’Orient-Le Jour (1 three-month-subscription to win). Metropolis Cinema will offer free tickets.
Please send your articles to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Metropolis Association and MC Distribution have the pleasure to present « Scrapbook : A month of Lebanese cinema », a special program dedicated to the productions of Lebanese cinema between 2010 and 2011, starting May 3rd 2012, at Metropolis Empire Sofil.
This program consists in releasing commercially in theaters eight Lebanese films, consecutively between May 3rd and end of June. Each film will be screened for a period of minimum two weeks, four sessions per day. The purpose of this program is to give the opportunity for these films to find their big audience in a theater dedicated more than ever to defending local, rich and varied production.
The program is composed of different genres of films, like the documentary Sector Zero directed by Nadim Mishlawi (First prize Muhr Arab Documentary – Dubai International Film Festival 2011), as well as a fiction, Ok, Enough, Goodbye by Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, screened in a premiere in Lebanon during the European Film Festival 2011 (Black pearl award for Best New Director from the Arab world – Abu Dhabi International Film Festival 2011).
The audience will also have the opportunity to discover other Lebanese films awarded in many festivals like the documentary The Three disappearances of Souad Hosni by Rania Stephan (Renaud Victor prize – Marseille International Film Festival 2011, and Best Arab Documentary filmmaker – Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011). Other films presented in the program, the documentary Marcedes by Hady Zaccak (Best Arab Documentary / FIPRESCI Award – Dubai International Film Festival 2011). A short documentary will also be screened during the month of Lebanese cinema, My Father Is Still a Communist directed by Ahmad Ghossein.
In addition, the audience will have the chance to see other documentaries like It’s All in Lebanon by Wissam Charraf, Gate #5 by Simon El Habre, and Yamo by Rami Nihawi.
All films are in Arabic with English subtitles
Ticket : 8,000 L.L.
Student price : 5,000 L.L.
Scrapbook pass : 40,000 L.L.
On the outskirts of Beirut, between the City’s port and it’s densely populated center, lies the notorious, now derelict, area of Karantina.Read more
- Directed by Simon El Habre
They were young, loved adventures and had choices.Read more
- Directed by Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
[/content]In the small, tightly knit city of Tripoli, Lebanon, where family bonds run very deep, a forty-something man still lives with hi Read more
- Directed by Rania Stephan daily at 15:00, 17:00, and 19:30
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni is a rapturous elegy to a rich and versatile era of film production in Egypt which has lapsed today, tRead more
- Directed by Ahmad Ghossein Daily at 16:15, 19:15, and 21:45
Mariam is the mother of 4 kids, her husband Rachid worked abroad for more than 10 years.Read more
- Directed by Wissam Charaf Daily at 14:30, 17:30, 20:00 and 22:30
After the 17 years of civil war, the Christians, the Muslims, the Israeli invasion, the Syrian ocupation, the Palestinian cause, the 200 000 victims,Read more
- Directed by Hady Zaccak Daily at 15:00, 17:00, 19:30 and 22:00
This is the biography of the Mercedes Ponton (the 180 model) which became a pop icon of the pre-war Lebanon and witnessed the transformations on tRead more
- Directed by Rami Nihawi Starting June 28, daily at 15:00, 17:00, 19:30, 22:00
My gap-filled memory only sends me back a few blurred or imagined images; this is how I grew up away from myself.Read more
- Directed by Zeina Sfeir Starting July 12, daily at 14:30,17:30, 20:15
For over seventy years, Elie Sfeir has been working as a barber in Beirut, at some of the country ‘s most exclusive and refined salons.Read more
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- Directed by Simon El Habre