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Feature Films

The Insult by Ziad Doueiri

Sunday September 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm Red Carpet

7:30 opening ceremony


After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

Single Married Divorced part 2 - by Chady Hanna

Monday September 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm


Yalla 3a2belkon Chabeb shows us through the eyes of men how hard nowadays it is to have a proper relationship, based on love, respect, principles and values.

Listen - by Philippe Aractinji

Monday September 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm


Despite living in a doomed country that hangs by a thread, Joud, a handsome sound engineer meets and falls in love with strong and free-spirited Rana. The young lovers, from completely different social and religious backgrounds, are drawn closer to each other, but a drastic turn of events gets between them and Rana suddenly slips away. As her parents forbid Joud from seeing her, the young man determined to see her again, finds new means of communicating with her by convincing Marwa, her sister, to download his voice messages and secretly play them to Rana.

Heaven Without People - by Lucien Abou Rjeily

Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm


Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family, is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos.

Mahbas (Solitaire) - by Sophie Boutros

Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm     


Therese, the mayor's wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter's suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she dicovers they are Syrian, this engagement will only happen over Therese's dead body.

Short Films

Words and Lights by Karel Malkoun

Monday September 24, 2018 - 9:00 pm


When it comes to love and passion, Cleo (18 years old) knows nothing except for what she has observed and been told. She finds herself out of words when trying to write about those feelings. One night, she meets Alex - if that’s his real name - a mysterious guy who intellectually amuses her and makes her feel desired for the first time. Yet, each one’s expectations differ from the others. Is Cleo going to find what she’s looking for?

Fishing Out of the Sea by Hala El Kouch

Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 6:30 pm


Stuck in a dilemma: between letting it all go or continuing till the end. Lila, a young pessimistic writer, is having trouble finishing her novel. Three months have passed and she is still facing a creative block, but time is going by as there are only three days left for the due date. Trying to find a source of inspiration after completely isolating herself from the world, the twist of destiny leads her to her old wooden musical box. She blindfolds herself as she dives through her memories. Yet will she be able to fish out of the sea?

On The Ropes by Manon Nammour

Monday September 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm 


On the ropes is a story that reflects the Lebanese society through a family whose members' life is suspended like everything else in the country.

Europa is Phoenician by Salim Habr and Jihad Saade

Tuesday September 25, 2018 - 9:00 pm 


Three friends embark on a journey into the core of their country in a quest to find answers to their identity crisis.

Screenings Address: Imagine Cinemas, 1200 St-Laurent Blvd. Ottawa, ON K1K3B8