Thursday, June 14, 2012
Now, the TIFF Bell Lightbox presents a retrospective of Lebanese cinema starting tonight at 6pm with Jocelyne Saab's Once Upon a Time: Beirut. The film follows two young women as they explore the city's cinematic past in the aftermath of the civil war. Rasha Salti, TIFF's programmer of African and Middle Eastern Cinema, will introduce the film and the screening series prior to the film.
This will be followed at 9pm by Ghassan Salhab's Un Certain Regard selection Terra Incognita. His film examines contemporary Beirut through five disparate characters.
The series continues for the next few days with screenings of A Perfect Day, A Sheherazade Tale, I Want To See, After Shave, Ready-to-Wear Imm Ali, My Father Is Still a Communist, Falafel, Tomorrow 6:30, OK, Enough, Goodbye, Tripoli, Quiet, Yamo, We Will Win and My Heart Beats Only for Her.
Once Upon a Time, Lebanon: Visions of Postwar in New Lebanese Cinema