Middle East Film Festival 2018

Monday, March 19, 2018 - Friday, March 23, 2018
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall, 3340 Walnut Street

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Cinema & Media Studies Program, the Jewish Studies Program, and the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, is pleased to present the 2018 edition of NEW MIDDLE EAST CINEMA. 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-admission and open to all!

Follow this link for film screening information: http://cinemastudies.sas.upenn.edu/events/2018/March/FilmFestivalMiddleEastFilmFestival2018


Monday 19 March @ 6pm | Lebanon

The Traveller | Hadi Ghandour, 2016

A travel agent who has never travelled is sent on a business trip to Paris, only to find himself confronted by temptations he cannot handle.


Tuesday 20 March @ 6pm | Israel



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.


Thursday 22 March @ 6pm | Iran

A Man of Integrity | Mohammad Rasoulof, 2017

A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society.


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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