2017 Programs

Brief Summary

To celebrate the festival's Arabic theme, this unique sidebar brings together four remarkable productions that encompass many of the genres that crop up throughout our traditional sidebars, but from regions we’ve rarely visited on screen.

Films in this program:

  • LAST DAYS OF THE MAN OF TOMORROW
    A remarkable mock-doc that profoundly explores Lebanon's turbulent history through the life and times of a reclusive metal automaton that once was emblematic of the country's hopes and dreams.
  • DUNIA
    Little Dunia is asked to wait in the car in an effort to shield her from her mother's desperate decision, but when a curious cop comes a-knocking, Dunia's innocence is suspensefully put to the test.
  • FEAR: AUDIBLY
    Anxious that Judgment Day is on the horizon, Amal keenly awaits to hear the Trumpet of Doom; could the incessant mewing of cats in her office be the first harbinger? An eccentric and experimental rumination on the end of days.
  • KINDIL
    The spectre of a murdered woman returns to the site of her death, claiming the lives of those responsible, as well as those who turned a blind eye. An arresting social critique in the guise of a vengeful ghost story.