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Southern Meditteranean Films tour
01 Oct 2014 16:04
Films from the Southern Mediterranean seeks to look past the news headlines to explore the vast region spreading from Morocco to Syria. Three individual films can be seen in Bray, Cork, Galway, Newbridge and Sligo between Thursday 2 and Monday 20 October.
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The Bag of Flour (Morocco) depicts intellectual ambition and female agency in a Muslim patriarchy. Sarah is taken under false pretences from a Catholic orphanage in Belgium by her father, and forced to live with her strict aunt in a remote Moroccan village.
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel) is a theatrical chamber piece. In order to secure a divorce, Viviane must fight against church, state and the obstinacy of her husband in this darkly comedic courtroom drama.
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Ladder to Damascus (Syria) is an indictment of the Baath regime. In this psychological drama, Drama student Ghalia is haunted by the memories of a woman she never actually knew personally. By filming Ghalia 'performing' these memories, fellow student Fouad helps Ghalia bring her muse’s story to life.
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Galway Film Society / Booking 091 569 777 / www.tht.ie
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem / Sunday Oct 5, 5.30pm
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The Bag of Flour / Sunday Oct 5, 8.00pm
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Ladder to Damascus / Sunday October 12, 6.00pm
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Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray / Booking 01 272 4030 / www.mermaidartscentre.ie
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The Bag of Flour / Monday Oct 6, 8.00pm
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem / Monday Oct 13, 8.00pm
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Ladder to Damascus / Monday Oct 20, 8.00pm
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Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge / Booking 045 448 330 / www.riverbank.ie
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The Bag of Flour / Monday Oct 6, 8.00pm
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem / Monday Oct 13, 8.00pm
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Ladder to Damascus / Monday Oct 20, 8.00pm
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Sligo Film Society / Booking 071 914 1405 / www.themodel.ie
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The Bag of Flour / Thursday Oct 2, 8.00pm
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem / Thursday Oct 9, 8.00pm
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Ladder to Damascus / Thursday Oct 16, 8.00pm
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Triskel Christchurch (Cork) / Booking 021 427 2022/ www.triskelartscentre.ie
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem / Monday Oct 6, 6.15pm
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The Bag of Flour / Tuesday Oct 7, 6.15pm
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Ladder to Damascus / Wednesday October 8, 6.15pm
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