The Time is New

Narrative Encounters: Shorts Programme

An excellent selection of films from Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia.

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Total runtime 100min

This programme highlights the work of a diverse group of filmmakers at different stages in their careers, who all have a singular approach to questions that are at once political, intimate and formal. From the humorous to the somewhat tragic, these films offer a glimpse into the distinct cinematic preoccupations of some of the most promising voices in Arab cinema today.

The Trap
Egypt 2019. Dir Nada Riyadh 21min
I Am Afraid to Forget Your Face
Egypt 2020. Dir Sameh Alaa. 15min
Aziza
Syria 2019. Dir Soudade Kaadan. 13min
The Bath
Tunisia 2020. Dir Anissa Daoud. 15min
Drought
Lebanon 2020. Dir Remi Itani. 15min
Maradona’s Legs
Palestine 2019. Dir Firas Khoury. 20min