Arab Film Festival in Tokyo 2005

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Special Screenings of new Arab films & Iraqi masterpieces

Dates: April 15 (Fri.) - 24(Sun.), 2005
Venue: The Japan Foundation Forum

  • Image picture of Iraqi Film Retrospective 1948-2005
    Part 1: Iraqi Film Retrospective 1948-2005
  • Image picture of New Arab Cinema 2003-2004
    Part 2: New Arab Cinema 2003-2004

The Japan Foundation will hold the Arab Film Festival 2005 in Tokyo from April 15th to 24th at the Japan Foundation Forum in Akasaka, Tokyo.

In this festival, which consists of two parts, seventeen Arabic films will be shown. The films range from the classic to the contemporary. In Part Ⅰ, The Iraqi Film Retrospective 1948-2005, nine Iraqi films will be shown. Films range from the 1948 classic “Alia and Issam” to a contemporary film which was the first long film shot after the war, entitled “Underexposure” (2005). Part Ⅱ, New Arab Cinema 2003-2004, will feature eight contemporary Arabic films such as “The Kite,” which won the Silver Lion Prize at the Venice International Film Festival 2003, and “Route 181,” a four-hour documentary created in collaboration between an Israeli director and Palestinian director.
Symposiums and lectures by Arabic directors will also be held.

Dates April 15 (Fri.) - 24 (Sun.), 2005
Venue The Japan Foundation Forum, Akasaka
Presented by: The Japan Foundation
With the cooperation of:
Aichi International Women's Film Festival
Association for the Development of Arab-Asian Dialogue (ADAD)
With the special cooperation of: PIA CORPORATION
Tickets 800yen (1,000 yen at the door), except “Route 181.”
Tickets are available through Ticket Pia: 0570-02-9999
Tel: 03-3265-1040
The Japan Foundation Forum

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