Arab films screened at 60th New York Film Festival

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Oct 2022

A number of Arab films are being screened at the ongoing 60th New York Film Festival.

New York Film Festival


The films include titles from Lebanon and Morocco.

With its screening in the New York Festival, the Lebanese feature narrative film Tales of the Purple House by Abbas Fahdel makes its North American Premiere. 

The film will be screened on 11 October, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Another Lebanese film, Beirut the Encounter, will screen on 7 and 16 October.

Directed by Borhane Alaouié, this 1981 production went through a new restoration, allowing the US audiences to view it in an improved condition.

Morocco is represented with Life on the CAPS by Meriem Bennani. The film will be screened on 7 and 9 October, as part of the Currents Program 5: After Utopia segment of the festival.

The New York Film Festival opened on 30 September and runs until 16 October.

As the festival is ongoing, two other Arab films are currently being screened in New York's cinemas: Casablanca Beats by Moroccan director Nabil Ayouch and Lebanese documentary Sirens by Rita Baghdadi. Both films had their US premiere on 16 and 30 September respectively.

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