Middle East Now is back in Florence from April 4 to April 9 2017, with 44 films and a full program of events, special projects, talks and meetings. Cinema wise, Syria, the highlight of this edition, will be portrayed through multiple documentaries, short films, installations and talks, starting with the opening film-documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” by Feras Feyyad and Steen Johannessen, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the last Sundance Film Festival. The film programme also includes beautiful stories by female directors. To name a few: the Lebanese dark comedy “Solitaire” by Sophie Boutros, from Tunisia the beautiful feature film “Foreign Body” by Raja Amari, co-starring the great actress Hiam Abbass, and many more.
SPECIAL EVENTS: the exhibition SAUDI TALES OF LOVE by Tasneem Alsultan will be held at the FSM gallery. It is a photography project centred around women sharing complex marriage theories and experiences, personal tales of love, divorce and guardianship in Saudi Arabia.
Middle East Now continues the collaboration with the Greenhouse Film Centre, the institution that developed and promoted some of the most acclaimed documentaries from the Middle East. The festival will screen three new films supported by Greenhouse, and on Saturday, April 8, the festival will host the “Doc Lab workshop”.
Last but not least, Chef Juma is waiting for you for a delicious cooking class at the Cordon Bleu School in Florence!
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