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NEWS: The Middle East Film Festival (MEFF) 2019 returns from 10-16 January

2 January 2019

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NEWS: The Middle East Film Festival (MEFF) 2019 returns from 10-16 January

The Middle East Film Festival (MEFF) 2019 returns from 10-16 January at Golden Village VivoCity. Presented by the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, and supported by the Singapore Film Society, MEFF 2019 features 7 outstanding films (of which 6 are Singapore premieres) from Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

Here are some highlights of the festival:

THE INSULT
Thu 10 Jan, 7.00pm (by invitation only)
Mon 14 Jan, 9.15pm

Dir. Ziad Doueiri
2017 | Lebanon | Drama/Thriller | 113 mins | Arabic with English subtitles
PG13 (Some Coarse Language)

In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser to reconsider their lives and prejudices.

Awards:
Winner – Best Actor (Venice Film Festival 2017)
Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film (Academy Awards 2018)

WAJIB
Fri 11 Jan, 6.50pm (with post-screening dialogue)
Sat 12 Jan, 4.20pm (with post-screening dialogue)

Dir. Annemarie Jacir
2017 | Palestine | Drama/Comedy | 96 mins | Arabic with English subtitles
NC16 (Some Coarse Language)

Abu Shadi is a divorced father and a school teacher living in Nazareth, whose daughter is getting married. Shadi, his architect son, arrives from Rome after years abroad to help his father in hand delivering the wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom. As the estranged pair spends the day together, the tense details of their relationship come to a head challenging their fragile and very different lives.

Awards:
Winner – Special Prize for Best Film (Locarno International Film Festival 2017)

Tickets are available for purchase at any Golden Village box-office or online from 27 Dec.

SFS Film Addicts enjoy $3 off each standard ticket at any GV box-office.
Concessions for students, NSFs and senior citizens aged 55 and above are also available at any GV box-office.

More information about The Middle East Film Festival (MEFF) 2019 here.

Image Credit: Wild Pear Tree / The Insult / Wajib

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