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  • Sofia, by Meryem Benm’ Barek

    March 28, 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. Sales in advance on this website 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.
    Today we are showing this fictional feature film by director Meryem Benm’ Barek, who will be taking part in a colloquium with the audience after the film is over. 
    Sofia, by Meryem Benm’ Barek (France, Qatar, 2018, 85 min.) Fiction

    Sofia, a young 20-year-old woman, lives with her parents in Casablanca. After an unwanted pregnancy, she is committing an illegal act by giving birth to a baby outside of marriage. The hospital gives her 24 hours to reveal the identity of the girl’s father before reporting her to the authorities…

    Meryem Benm’ Barek was born in Rabat in 1984. She studied at the National Institute of Eastern Languages and Civilizations in Paris before joining the directing department at the Higher Institute of Art (INSAS) in Brussels in 2010. She directed five short-subject films while there, the most notable of which were Nor (2013) and Jennah (2014), selected at many different international film festivals and considered as a candidate to represent Morocco at the Oscars in 2015. Benm’ Barek is also a sound design artist, and her works have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Sofia, her first feature film, earned her the Gan Foundation Award and a fellowship at the Doha Film Institute.

    Meryem Benm’ Barek will also be participating in the round table discussion,  ”How Did You Get Here?: Case studies on women film directors,” taking place on Friday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the Events Hall of the Espacio Fundación Telefónica (at Calle Fuencarral, 3, Madrid). Free entry. Further information at: http://www.festivalcinepormujeres.com
  • You Come From Far, by Amal Ramsis

    March 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. Sales in advance on this website 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.
    Director Amal Ramsis will be taking part in a colloquium with the audience, held after the screening of her documentary.
    You Come From Far, by Amal Ramsis
     (Egypt, Lebanon, Spain and Qatar, 2018, 85 min.) Documentary

    Imagine your father is a Palestinian Arab who decided to fight against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Then imagine you have brothers and sisters with whom you are unable to communicate, because you do not speak the same language. Finally, imagine you have family but grew up without your parents… “You come from far,” goes the extraordinary lore of a Palestinian family. The family got spread out as a result of events which took place a century ago, from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, to the Nakba of Palestine and Lebanon’s civil war.

    Amal Ramsis (Cairo, 1972) is a Spanish filmmaker of Egyptian origin. With a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Ain Shams in Cairo (1993), she was a practicing lawyer for some time. In 2002, she was given a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to study Film Directing at the Séptima Ars Film School in Madrid. In 2008, she created “Entre Cineastas,” the Cairo International Women’s Film Festival, the first annual festival for cinema made by women in the Arab world. In 2009, she was the chair of the Arts and Cultures Professorship at the Euro-Arab Foundation in Granada. She has been a member of the jury at several festivals and has directed 55 “One-Minute Workshops” in which she trains non-professional women on the basics of cinematography and short film directing. She has organized 40 Caravans of Arab and Latin American Women’s Films held in different cities and countries all over the Arab world and Latin America. Her documentaries Only Dreams (2005), Forbidden (2011), The Trace of the Butterfly (2015) and You Come From Far (2018) have received many awards and have been shown at numerous international film festivals.
  • A Present from the Past, by Kawthar Younis

    April 05, 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. Sales in advance on this website 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 the last chance in Madrid to see this documentary by Egyptian filmmaker Kawthar Younis, as part of the film series on Contemporary Arab Women Directors.
    A Present from the Past, by Kawthar Younis (Egypt, 2015, 80 min.) Documentary
    Mokhtar, a professor of cinema, receives an unexpected gift for his 75th birthday from his daughter Kawthar, who is also a filmmaker. With two plane tickets to Rome, her father will get a second chance to look for an old flame, Patrizia, an Italian woman whom he left 33 years earlier, promising to search for her again someday. Kawthar filmed the experience with a hidden camera to capture the true essence of their father/daughter relationship, which varied throughout their trip.
  • Sofia, by Meryem Benm’ Barek 

    April 12, 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. Sales in advance on this website 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 film we are showing today was awarded with the prize for Best Screenplay in the “Un Certain Regard” section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. It is the first feature film by director Meryem Benm’ Barek.
    Sofia, by Meryem Benm’ Barek (France, Qatar, 2018, 85 min.) Fiction

    Sofia, a young 20-year-old woman, lives with her parents in Casablanca. After an unwanted pregnancy, she is committing an illegal act by giving birth to a baby outside of marriage. The hospital gives her 24 hours to reveal the identity of the girl’s father before reporting her to the authorities…
  • You Come From Far, by Amal Ramsis

    April 26, 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. Sales in advance on this website 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 screening brings to an end the film series  which Casa Árabe has held on Contemporary Arab Women Directors throughout the months of March and April.
    You Come From Far, by Amal Ramsis
     (Egypt, Lebanon, Spain and Qatar, 2018, 85 min.) Documentary

    Imagine your father is a Palestinian Arab who decided to fight against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. Then imagine you have brothers and sisters with whom you are unable to communicate, because you do not speak the same language. Finally, imagine you have family but grew up without your parents… “You come from far,” goes the extraordinary lore of a Palestinian family. The family got spread out as a result of events which took place a century ago, from the Spanish Civil War and World War II, to the Nakba of Palestine and Lebanon’s civil war.