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Cinema in December at Madrid

From November 26, 2012 until December 14, 2012

In December, Casa Árabe screened at its headquarters in Madrid three films from renowned international directors. Screenings took place on 5th, 7th and 14th December.

The first of the three feature films to be screened was A Summer in La GouletteUn été à La Goulette in its original version– by the film-maker Ferid Boughedir. It is a mixture of drama and comedy and its screening was part of the Tunisian meeting which Casa Árabe organized from December 3rd to 5th, in Madrid. The second film was Where do we go?  –Et maintenant, on va où? – by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, won the people's choice award at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011. The last feature film was Incendies, directed by the Canadian Denis Villeneuve and based on a theatre piece by Lebanese writer Wajdi Mouawad. It won an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Feature in 2011.

Screenings in original version with subtitles in Spanish took place at 19.30 at Casa Árabe’s Auditorium (c/Alcalá, 62).


Un verano en La GouletteA Summer in La Goulette, by Ferid Boughedir (Tunisia, 1996, 89 minutes)
La Goulette, 1967. Youssef is an Arab Muslim who works as train ticket inspector and his best friends are Jewish Jojo, owner of a bar, and Catholic Giuseppe, a Sicilian born fisherman. Their three daughters, Meriem, Gigi and Tina, are sixteen years old and grow up together being best friends. During a party the three of them are surprised by their fathers hanging out with three boys from different religions as their own ones. Then, the three families fight and blame each other of what had happened.

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Cartel del película Y ahora adónde vamos
Where do we go?, by Nadine Labaki (Lebanon, France, Italy and Egypt, 2011, 90 minutes)
A group of women, dressed in black, parade up a hill and towards the graveyard. It is hot and under the sun they hold photographs of their men, husbands, fathers and sons. Some of them are veiled, others carry a cross, but all share the mourning, consequence of a terrible useless war. At the door of the graveyard the cortege splits up in two: a Muslim one and a Christian one.

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Cartel película incendiosIncendies, by Denis Villeneuve (Canada, 2010, 113 minutes)
In Montreal, during the reading of their mother’s will, named Nawal, siblings Jeanne and Simon are puzzled when the notary gives them two envelopes, one addressed to their father, who they thought to be dead, and another one to a brother they did not even know about. They both journey to the Middle East to discover Nawal’s history, a very peculiar woman whose tragic destiny was marked by both war and hate.

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Wednesday, December 5thA Summer in La Goulette, by Ferid Boughedir (Tunisia, 1996, 89 minutes).
Friday, December 7thWhere do we go?, by Nadine Labaki (Lebanon, France, Italy and Egypt, 2011, 90 minutes)
Friday, December 14thIncendies, by Denis Villeneuve (Canada, 2010, 113 minutes)

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Cinema in December at Madrid