Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Cinéma Arabe 2006

Cinéma Arabe is back. From 1-15 November you can enjoy a great selection of films from young, promising filmmakers. This second edition of the Arab film festival centres around two specials, the first one being ‘Cinema & Religion’, containing a number of classical Egyptian films in which religion and the portrayal of the prophet Mohammed play a central role. The second is ‘Al Jazeera Uncensored’, showing various uncensored documentaries from the well-known Arab news channel Al-Jazeera. To top it all, Cinéma Arabe presents ‘Film in de buurt’; taking a beautiful selection of films to several Amsterdam neighbourhoods; no admission fee! The festival kicks off at Film museum Cinerama on 1 November with La Última Luna (The Last Moon), an intriguing story about a complicated friendship between a Jew and an Arab in Palestine, during and after the First World War. For more information, please visit the website: