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This summer, the online film screenings are continuing at Casa Árabe

From June 19, 2020 until July 17, 2020
ONLINE
Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.

While we await the return to full normality at the cinema space inside our Madrid headquarters, Casa Árabe will continue its online film screenings with the cooperation of Filmin. In June and July, we will be showing three movies not yet screened by Casa Árabe up to now. 

In order to watch each film, you have to request a code using the form located in the information section on each title in our website. The first 120 people to request a free code will be given one to watch the movie on the Filmin platform, valid for ten days as of the date indicated for each of them. Request your code as soon as possible, because they are limited in number.
This summer, the online film screenings are continuing at Casa Árabe
  • “Homeland”

    From June 19, 2020 until June 26, 2020The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on June 26 and then for ten days.
    ONLINE
    The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on June 26 and then for ten days.
    The film will be shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    As of Friday, June 26, you can watch this award-winning documentary, directed by Abbas Fahdel, on Filmin. We will start sending out access codes one week in advance.
    Homeland (Iraq Year Zero), by Abbas Fahdel (Iraq, France, 2015, 334 min.) Documentary
    Part I - Before The Fall (160 min.)
    Part II – After the Battle (174 min.)


    Plot summary: Iraqi director Abbas Fahdel uses his camera to film his family for 17 months in a documentary divided into two parts (before and after the attack), showing us their everyday life interrupted by the horror of the  Iraq War. The documentary tells the story of several inhabitants of Baghdad before and after the American occupation. The first part, titled Before the Fall, ends when the American army enters the city of Baghdad. In the second part, After the Battle the American army invades Iraq, and  we are shown the consequences in the everyday lives of the film’s characters.

    Awards and Festivals: Best documentary (Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia, 2015); Best feature film and Special Jury Award (Visions du Réel Festival, Nyon, France, 2015);
     Special Award (Locarno Film Festival, 2015); Audience Award (Montreal International Documentary Film Festival, 2015); Special Prize (Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan, 2015); Best Film (IBAFF, Ibn Arabi International Film Festival of Murcia, 2016); Human Rights Award (DOKUFEST, International Short-subject and Documentary Film Festival, Kosovo, 2016).

    In order to watch the film, please request your code as of Friday, June 19 by using this form. You will receive a free viewing code for this film to watch it on the platform Filmin, to be used for ten days as of June 26. The number of codes is limited, so place your request as soon as possible.
  • Foreign Body  [Jassad Gharib]

    From July 03, 2020 until July 10, 2020The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on July 10 and then for ten days.
    ONLINE
    The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on July 10 and then for ten days.
    The film will be shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    Starting on July 10, you can watch this feature film directed by Raja Amari and starring Hiam Abbass. We will start sending out access codes one week in advance.
    Foreign Body  [Jassad Gharib], by Raja Amari
    (Tunisia, France, 2016, 92 min.) Fiction


    Plot summary: Sama illegally immigrates to France after the revolution in Tunisia. Obsessed with the idea that her brother, an Islamic extremist, might be spying on her, she finds refuge at the home of Imed, an acquaintance from her home village, and in Leila, a mysterious woman who offers her a job as a maid.

    Cast: Hiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouche, Marc Brunet, Majid Mastoura.
    Awards and Festivals: Toronto Film Festival, 2016; Dubai International Film Festival, 2016;  Berlin Film Festival, 2017; Atlántida, the Palma de Mallorca Film Festival, 2017;  Busan, South Korea Film Festival, 2017; Award for Best Screenplay (RiverRun Festival, North Carolina, 2017). 

    To watch the film, you can request your code by using the form which we will be posting on Friday, July 3, on this website. You will receive a free viewing code for this film to be used on the Filmin app, which you must use within ten days, as of July 10. The number of codes is limited, so place your request as soon as possible.
  • The Blessed [Les bienheureux] 

    From July 10, 2020 until July 17, 2020The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on July 17 and then for ten days.
    ONLINE
    The film will be available as of 12:00 midnight on July 17 and then for ten days.
    Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.
    This film, which you can watch as of July 17, brings our film screening schedule for the summer season to an end. You may request your access code to watch it as of July 10. We will be back in September with more films.
    The Blessed [Les bienheureux], by Sofía Djama
    (France, Belgium, Qatar, 2017, 102 min.) Fiction


    Plot summary: In Algiers, a few years after the civil war, Amal and Samir are about to celebrate their twentieth wedding anniversary at a restaurant. On the way there, they both look back at their country’s past: Amal sees hopes and dreams lost, whereas Samir sees it as a country where they can live in comfort. Meanwhile, Fahim, their son, walks aimlessly through Algiers along with his friends Feriel and Reda, as the city closes in on itself.

    Cast: Salima Abada, Faouzi Bensaïdi, Adam Bessa, Sami Bouajila, Nadia Kaci, Lyna Khoudri, Amine Lansari

    Awards and Festivals: Award for Best Director (Dubai International Film Festival, 2017); Award for Best Actress (Lyna Khoudri) (Venice Film Festival, 2017); Award for Best New Director (French-speaking Film Film Festival of Namur, 2017);  Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, 2017; Hamburg International Film Festival, 2018; Göteborg Film Festival, 2018.

    To watch the film, you can request your code using the form we will post on this website on July 10. You will receive a free viewing code for this film to be used on the Filmin app, which you must use within ten days, as of July 17. The number of codes is limited, so place your request as soon as possible.