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Cinema this autumn in Madrid 

From October 04, 2019 until December 06, 20197:30 p.m.
MADRID
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.

During the months of October, November and December, Casa Árabe will be screening eight fictional films and documentaries at its headquarters in Madrid.

The film series includes the screening of the documentaries Rebuilding, life, love, memories, by Carole Alfarah, (Spain, Syria, 2019, 27’); En esas tierras (In Those Lands), by Nayra Sanz Fuentes (Spain, 2018, 12’);   Jardines Palestinos (Palestinian Gardens), by AJ+ (Mexico, 2015); Yallah, yallah, by Fernando Romanazzo and Cristian Pirovano (Argentina, Palestine, 2018, 75’), and Beirut. La vie en rose, by Èric Motjer (Spain, 2019, 73’), as well as the fictional films: The Insult (L’insulte), by Ziad Doueiri (France, 2017,110’); The Healer, by Mohamed Zineddaine (Morocco, Italy, Qatar, 2018, 110’), and Yomeddine, by A.B. Shawky (Egypt, 2018, 93’).

Each film will be shown on two different dates. You can purchase tickets through this website.

Film series information sheet
Cinema this autumn in Madrid 
  • “Rebuilding, life, love, memories” and “The Insult”

    “Rebuilding, life, love, memories” and “The Insult”

    October 04, 20197:30 p.m.
    CORDOBA
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    In autumn, film is returning to Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Madrid, starting with this double feature session, which will include the screening of a documentary and a fictional film.
    Rebuilding, life, love, memories, by Carole Alfarah (Spain, Syria, 2019, 27’)
    This documentary film, directed, narrated, produced, filmed and edited by Carole Alfarah, shows us the real life stories of three Syrian refugees in Germany, Denmark and Sweden after having fled from the war in their country to start a new life in in Europe. Preview

    Carole Alfarah, a Syrian visual storyteller, producer and multimedia editor based in Madrid and Beirut, uses visual narratives to deal with social and humanitarian topics. Her works have been shown in many different media, and at institutions, international NGOs and press photography agencies.

    The Insult (L’insulte), by Ziad Doueiri (France, 2017,110’) Fiction
    An argument which comes about during a trivial incident lands Toni and Yasser in court. A poorly timed insult is the beginning of a huge conflict, which eventually turns into a nationally covered case that opens old wounds back up: a collision between different cultures and religions for which only tolerance can provide a solution. Ziad Doueiri, known for important movies in which he deals with the topic of conflict in the Middle East, including West Beirut from 1998, or The Attack from 2012, offers us a political and social parable in “The Insult,” with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forming the backdrop.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
  • The Healer 

    October 11, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    The second screening in the autumn film series at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Madrid is this fictional film by Mohamed Zineddaine, in which the characters’ fates spin together and collide like three carousels.
    The Healer, by Mohamed Zineddaine (Morocco, Italy, Qatar, 2018, 110’)
    On the outskirts of a mining town, young Abdou attempts to learn how to read and write. His adoptive mother Mbarka, the local healer, tries to protect her position of privilege by using the laws of obscurantism. Chaayba, an excentric, thief, suffers from a skin disease and ends up visiting Mbarka in search of a cure. Like three spinning carousels, these characters’ fates end up colliding on the same path. The story is presented like a Greek tragedy in which three characters’ lives are woven together, while showing a new reality in a country where women are attempting to play a more visible, egalitarian role.

    Film series information sheet
     
  • “In Those Lands” and “Yomeddine”

    “In Those Lands” and “Yomeddine”

    October 18, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    Another double feature session at our Madrid headquarters, with the screening of a documentary titled “In Those Lands” and a fictional film titled “Yomeddine.” The session will be introduced by Nayra Sanz Fuentes, the director of the documentary.
    En esas tierras (In Those Lands),  by Nayra Sanz Fuentes (Spain, 2018, 12’) Documentary
    Those lands belong to the people who inhabited them, who inhabit them now, and the people who will one day occupy them. They open a window onto the relationship between man and nature, violence and culture, the material and the divine, change and permanence... Nayra Sanz Fuentes, a director, screenwriter, editor and producer, takes us on a journey to a lemon tree grove in southern Spain and reflects, using poetic language, upon the arrival of this fruit on the Iberian Peninsula thanks to the Arabs in the eighth century, and upon the complex way in which our identities are constructed.
    Preview

    Yomeddine, by A.B. Shawky (Egypt, 2018, 93’)
    Beshay has never gone outside of the leper colony where he was abandoned as a boy. After his wife’s death, he decides to gather his few belongings and set off in search of his roots along with Obama, a young orphan who joins him on his quest. Beshay crosses Egypt in search of his family and origins, standing up to the world and surmounting every difficulty that gets in his way, but also enjoying the nice moments which the journey provides him. Yomeddine is the debut film by Abu Bakr Shawky, a young director of Egyptian cinema educated in New York considered so excellent that his first work was selected at Cannes.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
  • “Palestinian Gardens” and “Yallah, Yallah”

    “Palestinian Gardens” and “Yallah, Yallah”

    October 25, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    At yet another double feature film session at Casa Árabe in Madrid, we will be screening the documentaries “Palestinian Gardens” and “Yallah, Yallah.” Tickets are now for sale online.
    Jardines Palestinos (Palestinian Gardens), by AJ+ (Mexico, 2015);
    Palestine has had its lands taken away, even those used for farming crops. But the country’s city dwellers refuse to stop taking care of their plots of land.
    Preview . Screening held with the cooperation of: AJ+ Español (Mexico)

    Yallah, Yallah, by Fernando Romanazzo and Cristian Pirovano (Argentina, Palestine, 2018, 75’)
    Yallah, Yallah is the first Argentine-Palestinian co-production. Filmed mostly in the West Bank, the documentary follows the everyday lives of seven of the members of a local soccer team, displaying how hard it is for them to practice this sport played in streets and stadiums, also representing a passion for the Palestinians, a tool they can use to show themselves to the world, thus holding onto their dignity. A people and their struggle.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
     
  • “Beirut, La vie en rose”

    November 01, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    The Christian elite of what was known as the “Switzerland of the Middle East” has attempted to hold onto its privileges since the country became independent. This documentary by Èric Motjer is a portrayal of how their way of life is in decline.
    Beirut, La vie en rose, by Èric Motjer (Spain, 2019, 73’) Documentary
    Beirut, La vie en rose takes a look for the first time into the lives of four of the most important members of Lebanon’s Christian elite and provides a unique portrait of the relationships existing between power, religion and conflict. In one of the most politically unstable regions in the world, the main characters are the latest representatives of a Lebanon which used to be seen as the “Switzerland of the Near East.” The members of the Christian elite have attempted to keep hold of the privileges they had during the golden years after the country’s independence, through intense social lives, sumptuous parties and extravagance. However, in a country which seems fated to undergo cyclical episodes of conflict, instability and change, there is something they can no longer ignore: the inevitable end of an era... their era.

    Film series information sheet
     
  • “Rebuilding, life, love, memories” and “The Insult”

    “Rebuilding, life, love, memories” and “The Insult”

    November 08, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    This is your last chance to see this documentary and feature film at the Casa Árabe headquarters in Madrid, as part of the film series which we have scheduled this fall.
    Rebuilding, life, love, memories, by Carole Alfarah (Spain, Syria, 2019, 27’) Documentary
    This documentary film, directed, narrated, produced, filmed and edited by Carole Alfarah, shows us the real life stories of three Syrian refugees in Germany, Denmark and Sweden after having fled from the war in their country to start a new life in in Europe. Carole, a Syrian visual storyteller, producer and multimedia editor based in Madrid and Beirut, uses visual narratives to deal with social and humanitarian topics. Her works have been shown in many different media, and at institutions, international NGOs and press photography agencies.
    Preview

    The Insult (L’insulte), by Ziad Doueiri (France, 2017,110’) Fiction
    An argument which comes about during a trivial incident lands Toni and Yasser in court. A poorly timed insult is the beginning of a huge conflict, which eventually turns into a nationally covered case that opens old wounds back up: a collision between different cultures and religions for which only tolerance can provide a solution. Ziad Doueiri, known for important movies in which he deals with the topic of conflict in the Middle East, including West Beirut from 1998, or The Attack from 2012, offers us a political and social parable in “The Insult,” with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict forming the backdrop.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
     
  • The Healer 

    November 15, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    Like every Friday, we will be screening a new movie at our headquarters in Madrid. On this occasion, it is a fictional feature film by Mohamed Zineddaine. 
    The Healer, by Mohamed Zineddaine (Morocco, Italy, Qatar, 2018, 110’)
    On the outskirts of mining town, young Abdou attempts to learn how to read and write. His adoptive mother Mbarka, the local healer, tries to protect her position of privilege by using the laws of obscurantism. Chaayba, an excentric, thief, suffers from a skin disease and ends up visiting Mbarka in search of a cure. Like three spinning carousels, these characters’ fates end up colliding on the same path. The story is presented like a Greek tragedy in which three characters’ lives are woven together, showing a new reality in a country where women are attempting to play a more visible, egalitarian role.

    Screening held with the cooperation of: Fundación Tres Culturas, LatinArab - Cine Fértil.

    Film series information sheet
     
  • “In Those Lands” and “Yomeddine”

    November 22, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    This time around we are showing a documentary and a fictional feature film, at a new double feature sessions in the film series which Casa Árabe has scheduled for this fall. Tickets are being sold now on our website.
    En esas tierras (In Those Lands),  by Nayra Sanz Fuentes (Spain, 2018, 12’) Documentary
    Those lands belong to the people who once inhabited them, who inhabit them now, and the people who will one day occupy them. They provide a window onto the relationship between man and nature, violence and culture, the material and the divine, change and permanence... Nayra Sanz Fuentes, a director, screenwriter, editor and producer, takes us on a journey to a lemon tree grove in southern Spain and uses poetic language to reflect upon the arrival of this fruit on the Iberian Peninsula thanks to the Arabs in the eighth century, and upon the complex way in which our identities are constructed.
    Preview

    Yomeddine, by A.B. Shawky (Egypt, 2018, 93’)
    Beshay has never gone outside of the leper colony where he was abandoned as a boy. After his wife’s death, he decides to gather his few belongings and set off in search of his roots along with Obama, a young orphan who joins him on his quest. Beshay crosses Egypt in search of his family and origins, standing up to the world and surmounting every difficulty that gets in his way, but also enjoying the nice moments which the journey provides him. “Yomeddine” is the debut film by Abu Bakr Shawky, a young director of Egyptian cinema educated in New York considered so excellent that his first work was selected at Cannes.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
  • “Palestinian Gardens” and “Yallah, Yallah” 

    November 29, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    Last chance to see these two films in Madrid. The first is a documentary by AJ+, whereas the second is the first ever Argentine-Palestinian co-production.
    Jardines Palestinos (Palestinian Gardens), by AJ+ (Mexico, 2015);
    Palestine has had its lands taken away, even those used for farming crops. But the country’s city dwellers refuse to stop taking care of their plots of land.
    Preview. Screening held with the cooperation of: AJ+ Español (Mexico)

    Yallah, Yallah, by Fernando Romanazzo and Cristian Pirovano (Argentina, Palestine, 2018, 75’) Documentary
    Yallah, Yallah is the first ever Argentine-Palestinian co-production. Filmed mostly in the West Bank, the documentary follows the everyday lives of seven of the members of a local soccer team, showing how hard it is for them to practice this sport played in streets and stadiums, also representing a passion for the Palestinians, a tool they can use to show themselves to the world, thus holding onto their dignity. A people and their struggle.
    Preview

    Film series information sheet
  • “Beirut, La vie en rose”

    December 06, 20197:30 p.m.
    MADRID
    Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:30 p.m. 5 euros: general tickets at the box office.
    4 euros: Tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders, by showing the proper documentation. You may only receive one discount. Advance sales at www.casaarabe.es up to the day of the screening at 12:00 p.m. Those tickets not sold online will be put on sale the day of the screening at the Casa Árabe headquarters as of one hour before each film (cash payment only). Assigned seats with tickets.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    With this documentary by Èric Motjer, we bring the film series which we have scheduled throughout the autumn at Casa Árabe to an end. There will be even more movies coming to our Madrid headquarters soon.
    Beirut, La vie en rose, by Èric Motjer (Spain, 2019, 73’) Documentary
    Beirut, la vie en rose takes a look for the first time into the lives of four of the most important members of Lebanon’s Christian elite and provides a unique portrait of the relationships existing between power, religion and conflict. In one of the most politically unstable regions in the world, the main characters are the latest representatives of a Lebanon which used to be seen as the “Switzerland of the Near East.” The members of the Christian elite have attempted to keep hold of the privileges they had during the golden years after the country’s independence, through intense social lives, sumptuous parties and extravagance. However, in a country which seems fated to undergo cyclical episodes of conflict, instability and change, there is something they can no longer ignore: the inevitable end of an era... their era.

    Film series information sheet