Blue Beard Today‘s Tale

Blue Beard Today's Tale


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Poetic film combines: 1) A deep reflection of a French literary folktale, The Bluebeard, about a powerful man who kills the curious women who want to do the forbidden. I use its characters and events to reflect on the dictators behaviours towards the nation when they are rejected. 2) Poetic performance centered on a story of a mother and her child who were found alive under a destroyed building. The female in The Bluebeard story is a symbol for the nation. When the revolution took place, during the Arab uprising, it started with peaceful protesters; the respond was extremely violent from the regime part and people were killed on street, or after being arrested.


Show:  Monday 20 November, at. 13.00, Blå Stället
Monday 20 November, at. 19.00, Ungdomens hus 1200 kvadrat
Wednesday 22 November, at. 18.30, Hagabion sal 2

Director:  Khadija Baker
Runtime: 17 min
Country:  Canada
Language:  English, English text
Release Date:  2022

House Without Roof

House without roof


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The film is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.


Show:  Monday 20 November, at. 21.00, Hagabion hall 1

Director:  Soleen Yusef
Genres: Fiction
Runtime: 117 min
Country:  Germany,  Iraq,  Qatar
Language:  German, Kurdish, English text
Release Date:  2022

Lachek, I am Mean

Lachek, I am mean


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This is an animated narrative about a girl. Her name is Rokia. She lives in a suburban area in Sweden. Her unemployed father gives her a veil. Rokia loses her veil on the playground and dares not return home.


Show:  Tuesday 21 November, at. 21.00, Hagabion hall 1

Director:  Fateme Gosheh
Genres: Animation
Runtime: 11 min
Country:  Sweden
Language:  Swedish, English text
Release Date:  2022

Fatal shootings, black Americans in the police firing line

Fatal shootings, black americans in the police firing line


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The Swiss-French and mixed-race basketball player Thabo Sefolosha, a star of the NBA in the United States, was bullied by the New York police and – an exceptional occurrence – obtained redress. Switzerland was given the opportunity to feel the wind of racial hatred blowing through the country after centuries of discrimination, which was believed to be a story of the past. For example in Dallas on 7 July 2016, a black army reservist shot five representatives of the police force on the fringes of an anti-police demonstration in an attempt to revenge the death of all his Afro-American brothers who fell victim to police aggression. America was in shock. A huge challenge for the next President.


Show:  Sunday 19 November, at. 21.00, Viktoriahuset - Viktoriasa

Director:  Steven Artels
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 53 min
Country:  Switzerland
Language:  English, French, English text
Release Date:  2022

At 14:36 on the 22:th of August

At 14:36 on the 22:th of August


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We are inspired by the theme now or never and came to think of people who ever thought about taking their own lives. This is a movie for you. There were 1531 people in Sweden who took their lives in 2014. Of these were 1044 men and 487 women.


Show:  Monday, 20 November, at. 18.30, Hagabion hall 1

Genres: Experimental
Runtime: 4 min
Country:  Swedish
Language:  Swedish, English text
Release Date:  2022

In the future they ate from the finest porcelain

In the future they ate from the finest porcelain


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This film resides in the cross-section between science-fiction, archaeology and middle-east politics. Combining live motion, computer generated imagery and historical photographs the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.


Show:  Saturday 18 November, at. 16.00, Hagabion hall 1

Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 70 min
Country:  Palestine,  ,  Denmark,  Qatar
Language:  Arabic, English text
Release Date:  2022

Dialogues of Exiles

Dialogues of exiles


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Ruiz's first film in French lands is a kind of fiction and documentary at the same time. The film tells the story of some Chilean exiles in Paris in the early years of the Pinochet regime and their adventures trying to get roof, money and work. The actors, French and Chilean, worked for free for reasons of solidarity. Most of the Chileans were refugees, colleagues and friends of Ruiz, therefore they were interpreting their own situation.


Show:  Wednesday 22 November, at. 19.00, Viktoriahuset - Viktoriasal

Director:  Raúl Ruiz
Genres: Fiction
Runtime: 100 min
Country:  Chile
Language:  Spanish, English text
Release Date:  1974

Highway rest stop

Highway rest stop


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This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe: the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world.


Show:  Saturday 18 November, at. 15.00, Viktoriahuset - Viktoriasal

Director:  Isabelle Ingold
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 80 min
Country:  France
Language:  Chinese etc, English text
Release Date:  2022

Gulistan, Land of Roses

Gulistan, land of roses


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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.


Show:  Saturday 18 November , at. 16.30, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Thursday 23 November , at. 18.30, Hagabion hall 1

Director:  Zayne Akyol
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 86 min
Country:  Canada,  Germany
Language:  German, English text
Release Date:  2022

Cold Kisses

Cold kisses


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In Bogota outskirts, young voices are echoing all around. Leonardo, Omar, Jaime, Estiven, Diego and so many others are still there, although murdered by the army 6 or 7 years ago. They call on their mothers and kiss them; their lips are as cool as ice. They are blessed souls, looking after those whom they love dearly.


Show:  Wednesday 22 November, at. 19.00, Viktoriahuset - Viktoriasal

Director:  Nicolas Rincon Gille
Genres: Documentary
Runtime: 15 min
Country:  Belgium,  Colombia
Language:  Spanish, English text
Release Date:  2022