July 2019
Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Pather Panchali

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Pather Panchali, produced in 1955 and directed by Satyajit Ray, is a 125-minute film in Indian with Arabic subtitles about a small boy who lives with his impoverished family in rural West Bengal dreaming of a better life for himself and his family. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Sherlock Jr.

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Sherlock Jr., produced in 1924 and directed by Buster Keaton, is a 45-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about a film projectionist who longs to be a detective, putting his meager skills to work by dreaming himself into the movies he screens for the audience. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Life is Sweet

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Life is Sweet, produced in 1990 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 105-minute comedy-drama, in English with Arabic subtitles, about twin sisters pondering their lives over a few weeks in a working-class suburb north of London. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Naked

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Naked, produced in 1993 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 132-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about parallel tales of two sexually obsessed men, one hurting and annoying women physically and mentally, one wandering around the city talking to strangers and experiencing dimensions of life. A. M. Qattan Foundation.

Secrets and Lies

Ramallah & Al-Bireh (02)

Secrets and Lies, produced in 1996 and directed by Mike Leigh, is a 136-minute film in English with Arabic subtitles about a successful black woman who discovers that her birth mother is an underprivileged white woman, but the woman denies it. As emotions run high, everyone’s secrets are exposed. A. M. Qattan Foundation.