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Films: NVICinema

On Sunday evenings the NVIC is presenting NVICinema. We bring a varied programme of Dutch or Flemish films, Egyptian classics as well as contemporary Egyptian feature films and short films from young talented directors, all with English subtitles.

Whenever possible we organise lively discussions with the films' directors after the screenings. 

All films start at 7.30pm – doors open from 7 pm.

Keep checking this website and our Facebook page for more information about the programme. 

Bezness As Usual

Sunday, 17 March 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Alex Pitstra | Documentary | Netherlands, Tunisia | 2016 | 93 minutes | Dutch, English and Arabic with English subtitles

The Dutch filmmaker Alex Pitstra, born Karim Alexander Ben Hassen, is 25 when he receives a letter from his Tunisian father, whom he hasn’t seen since his early childhood. His father tells him that he wants to see him. Alex decides to travel to Tunisia to try building a relationship with his extended family who welcomes him as the prodigal son. In his quest to reconnect with his roots, Alex has to face not only the cultural differences between him and his family, but also the questions of his Dutch mother. What role should he play as the son of two cultures?

Once Upon A Time: Beirut

Sunday, 10 March 2019 at 7:30 pm.

Il était une fois Beyrouth — كان يا مكان، بيروت

Jocelyne Saab | 1995 | Lebanon, France, Germany and Argentina  | 100 minutes | In Arabic and French with English subtitles

To celebrate their 20th birthday, Yasmine and Leila decide to pay a visit to the great cinephile and collector Mr. Farouk to discover the Lebanon they never knew. The two heroines will dive into both Eastern and Western films shot in Beirut throughout a period of 40 years, and that transformed the capital into a ‘star’.

The screening pays tribute to the life and work of filmmaker Jocelyne Saab, who left us too early on the 7th of January 2019.
 
Jocelyne Saab (1948-2019) was a reporter, photographer, scriptwriter, producer, director, artist and founder of the Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon. Her images and poetry were only met by a stronger energy and commitment to speak on behalf of those with no voices. 

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