Film: "Trapped"October 29, 20217:30 p.m.MADRIDCasa 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 advanceFilms shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.On October 29, we will be holding the first screening in the film series that we have organized with the cooperation of the “Cinema by Women” Film Festival in Madrid. Malan Khaled directed this fictional feature film.Trapped, by Malan Khaled (2021 / Egypt / 77 minutes) FictionSeveral women from different social backgrounds find themselves caught up in the events unfolding in Egypt’s streets and apartment buildings. This situation is not necessarily limited to physical confinement between concrete walls and behind closed doors, but is also the result of inner thoughts and conflicts. Though the women share similar dreams of freedom from social limitations and conditions, each fights her own battle.Cast: Coroline Khalil, Osama Abo El Ata, Reem Hegab, Sara’a Jebel.Awards and festivals: South by Southwest Festival, United States; Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film, Jordan; El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt; Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Beirut; Mostra de València -Cinema del Mediterrani, Spain; Décio Gonçalves - Cineaddicción.
"NooN", Youness Khoukhou ©Danny Willems
Discover urban movement with Youness KhoukhouFrom October 20, 2021 until November 06, 2021From Tuesday, November 2 to Saturday, November 6, 2021, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (10 hours in all).MADRIDCasa Árabe Hall of Columns (at Calle Alcalá, 62, basement level). From Tuesday, November 2 to Saturday, November 6, 2021, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (10 hours in all). 50 euros for the full workshop. The capacity is limited to 15 people. Minimum age of 16 years.In English, with the support of consecutive translation.From November 2 to 6, we will be hosting this urban movement workshop in Madrid, to be given by Moroccan dancer Youness Khokhou. Sign up now before the workshop is full.As part of our collaboration with FLIPAS, the Fourth Laboratory of Urban Cultures, and with the support of the Belgian Embassy, Casa Árabe is hosting this ten-hour urban movement workshop for those over the age of 16.
The workshop will begin with a technical course that deals with verticality, alignment, floor technique and supports, discovering the body and the existing anatomical potential, as well as the body as a material in and of itself (technical course that will make it possible to continue work throughout the week).
It will consist of two parts: physical work on the notion of the core, contact improvisation and rhythm. Work will be done individually and in groups: instantaneous composing that takes into account the notion of space and listening, and the different techniques used to examine motion in a legible manner.
The workshop will provide the essentials and tools for all participants to develop their creativity, focusing on listening, observation and communication through movement, by carrying out group work and living a social experience. In this sense, no previous knowledge is necessary, and various features will be combined to adapt the workshop to people with beginner, intermediate or semi-professional levels, and those of different ages.
Participants are requested to commit themselves to attending all of the classes so as to avoid upsetting the group dynamics.
Youness Khoukhou was born in Sa, Morocco in 1984. He began to do breakdancing at the age of 18 in Marrakesh, where he grew up and trained in contemporary dance with Anania. In 2006, he moved to Tunisia to study at the Mediterranean Center for Contemporary Dance in Tunis (C.M.D.C.). At the same time, he began studying psychomotor skills and bodily expression at the Centre Lafaurie Monbadon in France, with Jacques Garros. After that, he moved to Belgium in 2008 to study at P.A.R.T.S., a contemporary dance school in Brussels. In 2012, he created the 111-1 collective (Radouan Mriziga, Youness Khoukhou, José Paulo dos Santos & Mohamed Toukabri). Amongst others, he has worked with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Claire Croizé and Pierre Droulers (Suns). With the momentum created by Charleroi Danse, he created his first group piece, “Becoming,” as a choreographer for DANSEUR 2015. His first solo, “Noon,” co-produced by Charleroi Danse, was created in September of 2017. He created a group piece called “Body Dialogue,” which was presented at La Raffinerie, the Kaaitheater and other venues in February of 2018.
Film: "Parkour"November 05, 20217:30 p.m.MADRIDCasa 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 advanceFilms shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.Fatma Zohra Zamoum directed this film, which we are screening as part of our collaboration with the “Cinema by Women” Film Festival on Friday, November 5 in Madrid.Parkour, by Fatma Zohra Zamoum (2019 / Algeria / 81 minutes) FictionEarly one morning, a large group of people start heading towards a wedding hall: Youcef, a street vendor; Salima, a worker on the kitchen staff, and Sonia, a singer. They all have reasons to attend Kamila and Khaled’s wedding, but each is motivated by something different. The film gives a voice to the most invisible sectors of Algerian society today. Algerian parkour athlete Nazim Halladja made his acting debut in the film.Cast: Nazim Halladja, Adila Bendimered, Houda Hachemi, Nadjia LaarafAwards and festivals: Best Screenplay and Jury Award at the Indian World Cinema Film Festival (IWFF), India; Best Experimental Film and Best Film Directed by a Woman at the Istanbul Film Awards (IFA), Turkey; Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada; Rencontres Cinématographiques de Béjaia (RCB), Algeria; Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt; IFA - Istanbul Film Awards, Turkey; New Zealand’s African Film Festival, New Zealand; The French-Arab Film Festival of Noisy-Le-Sec, France.
You Will Die at 20November 05, 20217:30 p.m.CORDOBACasa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Samuel de los Santos Gener, 9). 7:30 p.m. 4 euros for the general public at the headquarters.3 euros: tickets purchased online, the officially unemployed, Casa Árabe Language Center students and Youth Card holders. Sold on our website or at Casa Árabe’s headquarters in Cordoba (in cash or by credit/debit card).
Films shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.On Friday, November 5, we are screening this Sudanese fiction film directed by Amjad Abu Alala at our headquarters in Córdoba, as part of our collaboration with the African Film Festival of Tarifa-Tangier (FCAT). Tickets on sale online.You Will Die at 20, by Amjad Abu Alala (Germany, Egypt, Norway, Qatar, Sudan, 2019, 105’) Fiction.
The film premiered in Spain at the seventeenth edition of the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival of 2020, winning the Best Film Award “for its wonderful film language, for the values it represents, for showing how a young man works and fights against preconceived ideas, under the burdens of religion and tradition, and how he decides to wake up the world.”
Plot summary: Sudan’s Aljazira province in the present day. Shortly after Muzamil’s birth, the village’s religious chief predicts his death at the age of 20. Muzamil’s father cannot come to terms with this curse and abandons his family. His mother Sakina takes care of her son on her own and grows overprotective. One day, however, Muzamil turns 19 years old…
Amjad Abu Alala. A Sudanese director and producer, he is currently based in the United Arab Emirates. He has worked as a film and documentary director for Arab and Western channels. As a producer and director, he has made many short films. He heads the Programming Committee of the Sudan Independent Film Festival and is the Sudanese representative at the Arab Film Institute.
Film: "The Borrowed Dress"November 12, 20217:30 p.m.MADRIDCasa 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 advanceFilms shown in the original language version with subtitles in Spanish.On Friday, November 12, we will be screening this documentary directed by Leen Alfaisal, about three members of the same family fleeing from Syria. Tickets are now on sale.The Borrowed Dress, by Leen Alfaisal (2017 / UAE - Jordan - Lebanon - Syria / 54 minutes) Documentary
Grandma Susu (80 years old), her daughter Doaa (50) and grandson Saad (16) are forced to flee Syria after the revolution breaks out, ending up scattered in different places with the only thing they have left: a shared longing to be reunited. Their personal stories and human experiences reflect two extremes in a tragic turn of events: on the one hand, a population that has spread all over the world and, on the other, a homeland which may have been changed forever.Cast: Siham Abu Nabbout, Doaa Al Zoabi, Saad AlkuwatlyAwards and festivals: Special Jury Mention at the International Beirut Women’s Film Festival (BWFF), Lebanon; Best Documentary at the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF), Ireland; World Cinema’s London International Filmmakers Festival, UK; Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Lebanon; Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden; Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan; Rotterdam Arab Film Festival, The Netherlands.