Iranian Film Week, Documentary about Tel Al Zaatar Massacre, Children’s Animation, and More

February 8, 2015
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This week, the Royal Film Commission presents the second edition of the Iranian Film Week, Sunday through Thursday. The screenings will be held at the Rainbow theater 7:00 pm, and will be followed by a discussion with the Iranian Director Saman Salour.


Darat al Funun and Al Balad Theater will be hosting the Arab World premiere of the documentary “Tel al Zaatar” (1977). The film documents the massacre of Tel al Zaatar Palestinian refugees’ camp in 1976.

A year after shooting the film, the directors went to Italy to edit the footage but it remained untouched, till Monica Murer and Emily Jacir picked it up in 2013, to try to salvage, restore, digitize the rushes, and make them available to the public. The film will be screened on Tuesday and wednesday, at Al Balad Theater (7:00 pm).

At Shoman Foundation, the 2014 American Film “The Grand budapest Hotel” will be screened. The film recounts the adventures of Gustave, a legendary officer at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend (Tuesday, 6:30 pm).

Also at Shoman, The Children Cinema will be screening the animation “Brave”. The film talks about a princess who is determined to make her own path in life. Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom (Thursday, 5:00 pm).

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