Arab Film Festival

A romantic comedy intertwining 3 stories in which devout Lebanese Muslims try to navigate their love lives and desires without breaking the religious rules of marriage. Awatef is a middle-aged mum of two girls, recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The young and excessively ... more

Performed in 1978 over eight months, Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou? takes place in a bar in the trendy Hamra district, hosting a variety of people such as poets, reporters, businessmen and foreigners. Zakaria (Ziad Rahbani) and his wife Thuraya (Nabila Zeitouni) have moved to Beirut from a rural village and work ... more

This documentary captures an elderly couple in a final standoff with the local authorities to maintain their lifestyle in Roshmia; the last natural valley in Haifa. Yousef and Amna are in their eighties and have lived in a shack all alone since 1965. Life remains peaceful in Roshmia until the local Israeli authorities endorse ... more

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Shirwan, a huge Real ... more

SOLD OUT! A romantic comedy about love and marriage amongst our Arab neighbours… and enemies. It’s been more than 20 years since the Lebanese-Syrian war, yet Therese is still not over the death of her brother, killed by a Syrian bomb. Today her only daughter is getting engaged. Only when ... more

Ali falls in love with a goat, whom he believes is a reincarnation of his late girlfriend Nada’s soul. Ibrahim works at a recording studio and starts to hear voices that frighten him. Ali yields to his mother’s wish that he visit a healer, even though he doesn’t believe he ... more

This heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts and reveals a formidable resilience pulsing within a beleaguered population – locked in between Egypt and Israel. The youth are constantly weary of the daily ‘state of emergency’, yet they seek and find meaning and perspective ... more

Starring Hiam Abbas this tragi-comedy about nine very different women, varying ages and backgrounds that gather at the local Hammam - mingling and at times confronting one another, lashing out, raging, crying, fighting and seeking comfort in each other. Outside the Hammam, fury is in the air. Something is brewing ... more