Wednesday, July 11, 2007

60th Locarno Film Festival - Open Doors

The Open Doors program is organized with the support of the Swiss Foreign Ministry’s Agengy for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The 2007 program focuses on cinema in the Near and Middle East.

Selected Projects

HARAG WE MARAG (Egypt) Director: Nadine Khan
MESSAGES FROM THE SEA (Egypt) Director: Daoud Abd El-Sayed
JUSTICE MUST BE SEEN (Israel) Director: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
MAN WITHOUT A CELL PHONE (Israel) Director: Sameh Zoabi
THANATOR (Israel) Director: Tawfik Abu-Wael
FROM NOWHERE WITH LOVE (Jordan) Director: Hazim Bitar
HALAL (Lebanon) Director: Assad Fouladkar
THE ONE-MAN VILLAGE (Lebanon) Director: Simon El Habre
EYE OF THE PHOENIX (Lebanon)Director: Mai Masri
I CAN’T GO HOME (Lebanon)Director: Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas
FIX ME (Palestine)Director: Raed Andoni
Hé! N’OUBLIE PAS LE CUMIN (Syria)Director: Hala Alabdalla
LE CHEMIN DES FIGUIERS (Syria) Director: Meyar AL-Roumi

This year Open Doors invited two special guests: The Cinéfondation from Cannes and the Buenos Aires Lab (BAL).

Selected BAL Projects

LA BELLEZA / NOSILATIAJ (Beauty/Nosilatiaj), Argentina, Director : Daniela Seggiaro
RIO FIJMAN (Fijman River), Argentina, Director : Luís Ortega
NAVIDAD (Christmas), Chile, Director : Sebastián Lelio
AGUA FRIA DE MAR (Cold Sea), Costa Rìca, Director : Paz Fabrega
PUERTO PADRE, Costa Rica, Director : Gustavo Fallas
LAS CENIZAS (The Ashes), Peru, Director : Raúl del Busto


AUSENCIAS (Argentina / Switzerland) Director: Milagros Mumenthaler
K & ALI (Turkey) Director: Pelin Esmer
KEEP SMILING (Georgia) Director: Rusudan Chkonia
THE ROOSTER: urban legends (Iran) Director: Mitra Faharani
THE POLICEMAN (Israel) Director: Nadav Lapid

In red are the winners of the Open Doors program that were annouced on August 8th.

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