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Premiere of “Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living”

November 27, 20217:30 p.m.
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 a
Screening in the original language version with Spanish subtitles.

On Saturday, November 27, we will be screening this feature film by George Barbari in Madrid, as part of Casa Árabe’s participation in the Rizoma Festival, the ninth edition of which is being held this year. 

With Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living winner of the Audience Award at the New Horizons Festival (Poland) and premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale of 2021, George Barbari has directed an elegant, poetic debut feature film that examines the deepest reaches of men’s feelings. It is a work which stands out for its narrative combining reality and the thoughts of the main characters. 

This screening at Casa Árabe is the film’s premiere in Spain.

Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living, by George Peter Barbari (2021 / Lebanon / 87 minutes) Fiction
We are all attempting to get through life as best we can. It is a constant struggle, an endless adventure, each person’s unique story ending in one inevitable way. Étienne’s case is no different. Even though he woke up knowing today wasn’t going to be just another ordinary day, he could never have expected it to be the day he woke up to. Étienne’s best friend Adnan takes him, Jean Paul and Dankoura to visit a prostitute for the first time. They are three troubled teenagers on the way to losing their virginity and gaining acceptance as “real men.” However, several unexpected events lead Étienne on an unforeseen journey which forces him to explore his own inner self. Étienne enters but never really comes out.

Performers: Etienne Assal, Adnan Khabbaz, Jean Paul Franjieh, Saad Elie Dankoura, Feyrouz AbouHassan, Souraya Baghdadi, Maria Doueihi, Windy Ishak

Main festivals and awards: Panorama Section - Berlinale 2021, Audience Award - New Horizons (Poland), Official Selection - Istanbul International Film Festival.

Director: George Peter Barbari is an Argentine-Lebanese filmmaker born in Orange County, California and raised in Batroun, Lebanon. Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living is his first feature film. 

Premiere of “Death of a Virgin and the Sin of Not Living”

Casa Árabe and Rizoma Festival.