Metropolis cinema will be holding a cinematic event called “Scrapbook: A month of Lebanese cinema” featuring 8 independent Lebanese films to be screened over a period of 6 weeks (more like a month and a half actually) starting May 3rd with “Sector Zero” by Nadim Mishlawi.
Below is the film schedule as announced by Metropolis if you’re interested. Each film will be running daily for 2 weeks from their starting date.
May 3: Sector Zero
Dir. Nadim Mishlawi. 70mins. Lebanon and U.A.E. Arabic with English subtitles. A documentary and investigation into the derelict area of Quarantina and how it Lebanese collective memory. 3.00pm, 5.00p, 7.30pm, 10.00pm.
May 10: Gate #5
Dir. Simon El Habre. 84mins. Lebanon and U.A.E. Arabic with English subtitles. Ambitious and young Lebanese leave their villages and head to the exciting big cities during the 1960’s and 70’s. 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.00pm, 10.30pm.
May 17: The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni
Dir. Rania Stephan. 70mins. Lebanon. Arabic with English subtitles. In tribute to the famed Egyptian actress, this film documents Hosni’s life using archival footage from her films. 3.00pm, 5.00pm, 7.30pm.
May 24: My Father Is Still A Communist
Dir. Ahmad Ghosein. 32mins. Lebanon and U.A.E. Arabic with English subtitles. A son invents stories about his ‘war hero’ father, with the help of old cassette tapes and love letters written during the civil war. 4.15pm, 7.15pm, 9.45pm.
May 31: It’s All in Lebanon
Dir. Wissam Charaf. 62mins. Lebanon and U.A.E. Arabic with English subtitles. Lebanon’s struggle to rebuild the country and it’s survivors both physically and mentally after countless years of war and occupation. 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.00pm, 10.30pm.
May 31: Marcades
Dir Hady Zaccak. 68mins. Lebanon. Arabic with English subtitles. 60 years of Lebanese history are entwined with the German-Lebanese Marcedes’ family’s Mercedes Ponton. 3.00pm, 5.00pm, 7.30pm, 10.00pm.
June 14: Yamo
Dir. Rami Nihawi. 70mins. Lebanon. Arabic with English subtitles. A surreal dreamscape dealing with the problematic transience of memory and imagination. 3.00pm, 5.00pm, 7.30pm, 10.00pm.
June 14: Ok, Enough, Goodbye
Dir. Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia. 93mins. Lebanon. Arabic with English subtitles. A Tripoli man is left with nothing but the comfort of the city when his elderly mother abruptly leaves him. 2.30pm, 5.30pm, 8.00pm, 10.30pm.
Tickets will be selling for 8,000 L.L. Student price is 5,000 L.L, and a Scrapbook pass is for 40,000 L.L