Films 2012

All films will be shown at Sala Frau - Vicolo San Filippo, 16 Spoleto - Telephone: +39 0743 499 22

FRIDAY 6 - sala Frau
son-of-babylonh 16:00Son of Babylon

2010 Iraq, UK, France, Netherlands, United Emirates, Egypt, Palestine, 91’, with Shazada Hussein, Yasser Talib, Bashir Al Majid
After the fall of Saddam Hussein, a Kurdish boy and his grandmother travel along the most secluded roads in north- ern Iraq in search of the father and son. They en- counter the chaotic state of the country and unexpected allies on similar quests.
Saving Faceh 18:00Saving Face

2012, USA, Pakistan, 40’
Every Year in Pakistan at least 100 women are victimized by acid attacks. Most cases go unreported. The film offers a powerful insight into Pakistani soci- ety and the resistance reformers have to tackle. 2012 Oscar Winner Best Short Documentary.
God is Bigger than Elvish 19:00God is the Bigger Elvis

2011 USA, 37’, con/with Dolores Hart.
Gives a fascinating insight into the life of a former movie star, who gave up everything to join a community of Benedictine nuns at the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. (Oscar nominated 2012).
Concerth 20:00Concert dedicated to the 2012 Festival theme DIGNITY

The Trio will carry out new elaborations, jazz arrangements of original songs and selected excerpts by different traditions. A song-telling shared path to explore and value rhythms, con- tents, features, sounds, atmospheres, stories of other peoples.
The Way Backh 21The Way Back

2010, USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, 33', with Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
An epic film about a group of man escaping from a soviet la- bor camp in 1941. Life in the camp and then the ardous jour- ney to freedom test the limits of human existence.
The Black Power Mixtapesh 16:00The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

2011, Svezia/Sweden, 100', with Angela Davis
In the late 1960s and early ’70s, Swedish television journalists traveled to the United States with the intention of “showing the country as it really is.” This film documents the complex human dimension of the racial history.
Overruledh 18:00Overruled

2012, USA, 10’ 28", with Mohammad Ghaffari, music by Mohsen Namjoo, poetry by Rumi.
Draws upon themes of justice and the struggle of the artist against the constraints of authoritarian rule. This piece was originally written by Shoja Azari and Behrang Azari for a performance at Performa Biennial in 2011.
Kh 18:30"K"

2002, USA, Iran, Marocco, 85’, with Mohammed Ghaffari, Shirin Neshat, Shahram Karimi, Oz Phillips, Rick Poli.
A timeless human drama is portrayed in these three short black and white films based on stories by Franz Kafka.
free-menh 20:00Free Men

2011, France, 99’, con/with Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby
In 1944 Nazi-occupied Paris Muslims associated with the mosque supply North African Jews with fake Muslim indentifications in order to save them from German persecution.




Plural + Selectionh 16:00Plural + Selection 2011
12’, 34”
Plural + stimola giovani di tutto il mondo ad affrontare con progetti video temi come l’integrazione, l’identità, la diversità, i diritti umani.
Plural + is aimed on engaging youth through video projects addressing questions related to migrant integration, identity, diversity and human rights.
into the AbyssInto the Abyss

2011 USA, UK Germany, 107’
After a triple homicide one convict is sentenced to death and the other to life in prison. Herzog’s penetrating tale of life and death focuses on the two convicts and the various people affected by their crime.
Cairo Exith 18:00Cairo Exit

2011 Egypt, 100’, con/with Mohamed Ramadan, Maryhan, Ahmed Bidder
This drama about the social and cultural taboos in Cairo’s diverse population was conceived while Mubarak was still in power. It is a timely reflection of some of the hardships, especially for women.
Ispansih 20Ispansi

2011, Spain , 115’, con/with Esther Regina, Carlos Iglesias, Eloisa Vargas, Isabel Blanco, Inaki Guevara
During the Spanish Civil war, 3.000 Spanish children were sent to Russia along with communist nurses, doctors and teachers. This is a little known story of the Utopian dreams of the 20th Century in which groups of people were moved around for ideological purposes.