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Women’s perspectives: The International Festival of Films on Art welcomes the Arab World Institute

Women's perspectives: The International Festival of Films on Art welcomes the Arab World Institute

For the second year running, Le FIFA will welcome the Arab World Institute (IMA) on March 17 for a carte blanche devoted to women, in the presence of Layane Chawaf, head of cinema at the IMA.

Buy your ticket now for this highlight of the 42nd International Festival of Films on Art, on March 17, 8:00pm at the Cinéma du Musée.

The Arab World Institute honors talented female directors from several Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine), as well as Iran, in this program of 8 short films. Some of these films were presented at the IMA in conjunction with the exhibition Divas, d’Oum Kalthoum à Dalida” (May 19-September 26, 2021). Others are part of the Arabo-futurs, Sciences fiction, Utopias and New Arab Imaginaries” exhibition, which opens at the IMA in April. Including works by artists from the Arab Futurist” artistic movement, which has been developing since the 2000s in contemporary art from the Arab world and its diasporas, the works presented draw inspiration from science and technology, as well as utopia, dystopia, fantasy and anticipation, to imagine a future that breaks with, questions or reinvents the region’s societies and identities. In addition to this program, the IMA is offering a selection of Iranian short films to echo the Femme, Vie, Liberté” evening in support of the Iranian people, organized with the association Femme Azadi in April 2023.” — Layane Chawaf, head of cinema at the Arab World Institute.

Natural allies in our shared mission to be a crossroads of cultures, encounters and discoveries, Le FIFA and the Arab World Institute will be joining forces for a special screening dedicated to women filmmakers and artists, on March 17, 8:00pm at the Cinéma du Musée.

Sunday March 17 2024 | 8:00pm
Cinéma du Musée — Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings

For this Carte Blanche, the Arab World Institute presents:

Moment and Forever by Yasaman Hasani
Iran, Austria | 2020 | 2 min
Without dialogue

Surfacing Images by Tara Najd Ahmadi
Serbia, Iran | 2023 | 4 min
Persian | Subtitles: English

Asmahan la diva by Chloé Mazlo
France | 2019 | 6 min

Irani Bag by Maryam Tafakory
Iran, Singapore, United Kingdom | 2020 | 8 min
Without dialogue

Bab Sebta by Randa Maroufi
France, Morocco | 2019 | 20 min
Arabic | Subtitles: French

Rupture Divine by Malak Mroueh
Lebanon | 2019 | 20 min
Arabic, French | Subtitles: English

In Vitro by Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind
Palestine, Danemark, United Kingdom | 2019 | 28min
Arabic | Subtitles: English

Love & Revenge by Anhar Salem
France | 2021 | 31 min