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October 2017

FILM AMERIKI TAWIL – ZIAD RAHBANI

29 October - 17:00 18:45 - Université Concordia – SGWU Alumni auditorium (H-110)

Following the sold out screenings of Bennesbeh Labokra, Chou? in 2016, the FMA presents the next original Ziad Rahbani play to be released as a film: Film Ameriki Tawil, enhanced by a major improvement in picture and sound quality, will revive the unique moments of this masterpiece of the Lebanese theater.

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November 2017

L’étoile d’Alger by Rachid Benhadj

3 November - 17:00 18:45 - Cinéma du parc

Moussa is a musician who dreams of becoming the Michael Jackson of Algiers. Displaying equal measures of talent and energy, Moussa pursues this seemingly outlandish ambition by playing with his small band of musicians, first in wedding parties and then in nightclubs. Soon enough, Moussa’s hopes become realities, and he’s proclaimed the new "Star of Algiers." But not everyone admires his music and his lifestyle, and Moussa’s modern ways draw the unwanted attention of his neighborhood’s conservative religious clerics — one of whom is his own brother.

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SOLITAIRE (MAHBAS) BY SOPHIE BOUTROS

3 November - 19:00 20:30 - Cinéma du parc

Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small village in Lebanon. The highly anticipated visit of the family of her daughter’s suitor causes much excitement in her life. Therese’s brother, who was killed by a Syrian explosion 20 years ago, still features heavily in the family’s home and looms large. Unable to contain her joy, Therese even shares her happiness with her deceased brother – through his photographs – until she discovers that her long-awaited guests are from Syria…

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Timgad by Fabrice Benchaouche

4 November - 17:00 18:45 - Cinéma du parc

Lorsqu’il foule le sol algérien, Jamel, archéologue français d’origine algérienne, vient pour effectuer des fouilles sur les sublimes ruines romaines du village de Timgad. Le passé s’offre à lui, et le présent lui tombe dessus lorsqu’il est propulsé entraineur de foot de l’équipe locale. Des gamins qui jonglent avec un quotidien ordinaire, qui n’ont ni maillot ni chaussure, mais dribblent avec talent. Entre vestiges antiques et plaies des luttes récentes, Jamel découvre sur ce terrain les racines tortueuses et les jeunes pousses d’une Algérie qui se rêve réconciliée…et championne de foot.

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Single, Married, Divorced (Yalla 3a2belkon Chabeb) by Shady Hanna

4 November - 19:00 20:50 - Cinéma du parc

Après le grand succès de son premier volet, « Célibataire, marié et divorcé » (Yalla 3a2belkon Chabeb) revient avec la version masculine de l’histoire. Si dans le premier film on suivait les aléas amoureux de quatre femmes, dans ce deuxième opus on se retrouve de nouveau en plein cœur de Beyrouth pour témoigner de l’histoire de quatre protagonistes masculins aux romances tout aussi colorées ! Deux sont célibataires, deux sont en couple… Tous sont aux prises avec les tumultes et les questionnements de leurs relations amoureuses. C’est une quête, à la fois drôle et sensible, de l’amour avec un grand « A ». Un Sex and the city masculin, à l’orientale !

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Bravo Virtuoso by Levon Minasian

5 November - 17:00 18:30 - Cinéma du parc

Alik, 25, has been raised by his grandfather, conductor of a renowned classical orchestra in post-Soviet Armenia where cultural institutions are failing and oligarchs allied with the mafia hold power. Alik, a clarinetist, is the virtuoso in this orchestra whose existence is seriously threatened when its key sponsor is murdered. One night, Alik comes into possession of a hired killer's mysterious telephone, which is used only to commission hits. Manipulated by a crook's daughter with whom he falls hopelessly in love and wishing to save the orchestra at all costs, Alik decides to take on the identity of the killer known as "The Virtuoso" and attempt to carry out his contracts. But Alik is a virtuoso musician, not a killer.

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Malaria by Parviz Shahbazi

5 November - 19:00 20:35

A young girl informs her father she’s been kidnapped and asks him to bring the ransom money. Panicked, her father and brothers go to Tehran to look for her. They are unaware, however, that the girl has in fact eloped with her boyfriend and now spends her time in the company of a band of street musicians. Following the arrest of the band leader and full of the love for her boyfriend, the young girl descends an uncertain path…

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