Gulf Cinema Nights

Event :
Gulf Cinema Nights
Organizer :
BH Culture Authority
Date :
9th August 2012 to 14th August 2012
Venue :
Cineco, Bahrain City Center
Description :

Reflecting on the developments in the Arabian Gulf filmmaking scene, the Ministry of Culture in coordination with the Gulf Film Festival, GFF, have organized a series of film nights showcasing some of the best of old and contemporary work of regional artists, ranging from short films to features and documentaries. Regional filmmaking and thought will come to life for local and regional audiences who attend these special evening shows as spectators will be encouraged to examine both variances and similarities in the cultural experiences depicted. Films from Oman, Kuwait, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain will all be presented over a period of 6 nights. All films are subtitled in English.9 AUGUST: OPENING NIGHT

English Title: VOICES
Director: Hussain Al-Riffaei
Country: Bahrain
Duration: 4
Year: 2012
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: FARRAKH
English Title: POPCORN
Director: Maitham Al Musawi
Country: Oman
Duration: 11
Year: 2012
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: ATSAH
English Title: SNEEZE
Director: Meqdad Al Kout
Country: Kuwait
Duration: 16
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama
Rating: 12+

Original Title: CAB DRIVER
English Title: CAB DRIVER
Director: Hafez Ali Ali
Country: Qatar
Duration: 19
Year: 2005
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: SABEEL
English Title: SABEEL
Director: Khalid Al Mahmood
Country: UAE
Duration: 20
Year: 2010
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: AAYESH
English Title: AAYESH
Director: Abdullah Al-Eyaf
Country: Saudi Arabia
Duration: 29
Year: 2010
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

10 AUGUST: REALITY NIGHT
Original Title: SHEIK AL JABAL
English Title: MOUNTAIN SHEIK
Director: Naser Al Yaqoobi
Country: UAE
Duration: 11
Year: 2008
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG

Original Title: LONDON IN A HEADSCARF
English Title: LONDON IN A HEADSCARF
Director: Mariam Al Sarkal
Country: UK
Duration: 17
Year: 2011
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG

Original Title: FOQDAN AHMAN
English Title: LOSING AHMAD
Director: Abdullah Boushahri
Country: Kuwait
Duration: 68
Year: 2006
Genre: Documentary
Rating: PG

11 AUGUST: BEGINNING NIGHT
Original Title: BAS YA BAHAR
English Title: CRUEL SEA
Director: Khaled Al-Sidik
Country: Kuwait
Duration: 106
Year: 1972
Genre: Feature
Rating: PG

12 AUGUST: WINNERS NIGHT
Original Title: SILAH AL AJYAL
English Title: THE POWER OF GENERATIONS
Director: Mohammed Jassim
Country: Bahrain
Duration: 3
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: AL-QANT
English Title: AL-QANT
Director: Al Motasim Al Shaqsi
Country: Oman
Duration: 8
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: TENBAK
English Title: TENBAK
Director: Abdulla Hassan Ahmed
Country: UAE
Duration: 26
Year: 2007
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: BINT MARIAM
English Title: BINT MARIAM
Director: Saeed Salmeen Al-Murry
Country: UAE
Duration: 27
Year: 2008
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

Original Title: SHROUQ/GHROUB
English Title: SUNRISE/SUNSET
Director: Mohammad Aldhahri
Country: Saudi Arabia
Duration: 28
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Rating: +15

Original Title: BILAD AL AJAEB - KISSA WAQAE'A
English Title: WONDERLAND - A TRUE STORY
Director: Dana Al Mojil
Country: Kuwait
Duration: 38
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG

13 AUGUST: FUTURE NIGHT
Original Title: DAR AL HAY
English Title: CITY OF LIFE
Director: Ali Mostafa
Country: UAE
Duration: 98
Year: 2009
Genre: Feature
Rating: +12

14 AUGUST: CLOSING NIGHT
Original Title: HEKAYA BAHRAINIYA
English Title: A BAHRAINI TALE
Director: Bassam Al-Thawadi
Country: Bahrain
Duration: 96
Year: 2006
Genre: Feature
Rating: PG

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