March 20, 2018, 6:00pm
Middle East Film Festival 2018
Location: 401 Fisher-Bennett Hall | Penn campus

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Cinema & Media Studies Program, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Jewish Studies Program, is pleased to present the 2018 edition of NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA. The event will be held on March 20th to March 24th, with all showings at 6:00pm. Recently released feature films from Middle Eastern societies and cultures will be introduced by a presenter with special knowledge of the country, culture, and issues addressed in the film.

The festival is free of admission and open to all!

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Tuesday 20 March @ 6pm | Lebanon

The Insult | Ziad Doueiri, 2017

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court.

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Wednesday 21 March @ 6pm | Egypt

Clash | Mohamed Diab, 2016

Set entirely in a police truck, a number of detainees from different political and social backgrounds are brought together by fate, during the turmoil that followed the ousting of former president Morsi from power.
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Thursday 22 March @ 6pm | Iran

 

The Salesman | Asghar Farhadi, 2016

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

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Friday 23 March @ 6pm | Palestine


Personal Affairs | Maha Haj, 2016

In Nazareth, an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine. On the other side of the border, in Ramallah, their son Tarek wishes to remain an eternal bachelor.

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Saturday 24 March @ 8:45pm | Israel Lightbox Film Center@ I-House, Philadelphia

Longing | Savi Gabizon, 2016

A middle-aged bachelor discovers an ex-girlfriend had given birth to his son 20 years before.

MEFF 2018 is pleased to have the screening of Longing co-sponsored  by the Israeli Film Festival 2018.

The Screening of Longing at IFF 2018 is free for all with Penn ID.

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Middle East Center, Cinema & Media Studies Program, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, the Jewish Studies Program