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Nourhan, A Child’s Dream

Nourhane was a singer and actress in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. She put a sudden end to her career and retreated away from the stage in the mid-60s. From that point on, she never spoke about her past, nor did she sing. Her grand-daughter goes into the world of filmmaking and at the age of 21 discovers her grandmother's past. From that point on, she is on a quest to find out as much as possible about her grandmother's career and life, and particularly about why her grandmother left a career at its height. Layers and layers of stories emerge through interviews, voice-overs, drawings, and animated sequences in a film centered around passion, and love.Read More

Pavarotti

PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people and inspired millions through his humanist approach and his indelible voice.Read More

On the Footsteps of Christ

This film ventures on a sacred journey from Qana to Mount Hermon, Tyre to Adloon, Sarafand to Magdousheh and Sidon. Accompanied by three of their professors and travelling by bus, nine children follow a dream of the heart: to find the traces of Jesus, who traversed their homeland. Led by the ancestral, oral tradition and enlightened by written information, they trail the path of Christ, who walked on the Holy Land of Lebanon two thousand years ago. Within an hour and twenty minutes, across vast and exotic lands, the children playact the roles of saints, Mary and Jesus, portraying Christ’s miracles in the land of Lebanon in short theatrical scenes, as described in the New Testament. The documentary presents a spiritual invitation to discover a pilgrimage in Lebanon and an epic journey about a small country, celebrating its immense archaeological value that remains largely unknown.Read More

The Swing

By Antoine's 90th birthday, life hangs on a feeble string of his declining health as he anticipates the visit from his daughter, while his wife for 65 years, Viviane, suffering from the aches of old age, endures the pain of concealing from him the unbearable truth -­ The truth that will inevitably end the last beats of his fragile heart: their daughter's sudden death.Read More

Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

Pope Francis embarks on a personal journey to present his work of reform and answer today's global questions -- from his deep concern for the poor and wealth inequality to his involvement in environmental issues, social justice and calls for peace.Read More

Fahrenheit 11/9

Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence, while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements. Read More

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

A revelatory, thrilling and emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. Read More

Tintoretto: Artist of the Renaissance Venice

Film produced by National Gallery of Art, Washington. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/1519–1594), the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia with the special cooperation of the Gallerie dell’Accademia, will organize a major exhibition on the Venetian master. Following its opening at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice, beginning in September 2018, Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice will travel to the National Gallery of Art Washington from March 10 through July 7, 2019. The Beirut Art Film Festival is delighted to screen this great event to all Lebanon art lovers. Read More

Burn the Stage: The Movie

A documentary following the worldwide famous music group BTS, as they tour the world and share their experience along with their beloved band friends and fans. Read More

A Feeling Greater than Love

Dreams of popular revolution, erased by civil war. A young girl martyred at a factory strike in Beirut in 1972 - her identity shrouded in mystery. A meditation on revolution, cinema and their possibilities, past and present.Read More