Saturday 26 November
At 4 PM
A collection of short narrative films suitable for children above 10 years
Darb’ohra (Another Time)
Sarah Zammit, 13 min, Fantasy/Drama, in Maltese with Arabic and English subtitles, Malta, 2022
Ben, a young boy with a keen and curious mind, stumbles upon a charming little toyshop in the heart of a Maltese village. Intrigued by its potential mysteries, he wanders in. Among the mechanical treasures and skilled woodwork lying inside, Ben’s attention lingers on a mysterious hidden object on one of the shelves. Overwhelmed by his curiosity, he discovers something he could never have imagined, that will take him on a journey into the captivating mysteries of time and space.
Nivin Serag El Din, 15 min, Narrative, in Arabic with English subtitles, Egypt, 2022
Yassin, a homeless 10-year-old boy, sells tissues in the street. He dreams of playing the violin, but he is poor and cannot buy it. Every night, he watches a boy playing the violin from his room window. The boy passes away in an accident just before competing at an international violin competition. A coincidence brings together Yassin and the mother of the child as if they are on a date between dream and reality where he soothes her pain.
Sandro Souladzé, 27 min, Narrative, in Georgian with Arabic and English subtitles, Georgia, 2021
Two little brothers must stay alone in their remote hut, to protect it from the obscure threat, while also dealing with their own fears and fantasy.