For the first ever festival of Irish film in Lebanon, Lebanese NGO Nahwa Al Muwatiniya, in association with Metropolis, will screen a series of nine feature length films and twelve short films at the Metropolis Empire Sofil Theatre from February 29 to March 4.
The festival is the first edition of WORLDS ALIKE, a new, annual film festival which showcases, each year, films from a country with a similar recent history to Lebanon.
The social and political experience of Lebanon, although unique in some dimensions, is common to many societies around the world. Across borders, there are lessons to be learned from every similar experience, as there are lessons to be shared. Ireland is a country rich in story and storytelling. Films to be screened during WORLDS ALIKE: Irish Film Week include The Butcher Boy (dir: Neil Jordan), Bloody Sunday (dir: Paul Greengrass), and Hunger (dir.: Steve McQueen), among others.
You can see the trailer here.
This festival is presented in association with IFI International, the Irish Film Institute‘s film programming service for international exhibitors, and with support from Culture Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Tickets : 5,000 L.L