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Film Screening

A collection of short narrative films

Date of Screening: 26-November-2022

Time of Screening: 16:00

Location of Screening: The Rainbow Theater First Circle – Jabal Amman



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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.

The Watchers
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.

A Butterfly’s Heart

Date of Screening: 26-November-2022

Time of Screening: 18:00

Location of Screening: The Rainbow Theater First Circle – Jabal Amman

Director: Inesa Kurklietyte

Country: Lithuania

Production Year: 2021

Saturday 26 November

At 6 PM

A Butterfly’s Heart
(Suitable for children above 10 years)
Inesa Kurklietyte, 108 min, Narrative, in Lithuanian with Arabic and English subtitles, Lithuania, 2021

This is the story of Juozapas, a very special boy who has a big secret. His heart is protected by a glass dome and thick armor. The center of his universe is the bug hotel he built himself in an old manor house and the insects that live there. One day, Rugilė moves to town and turns Juozapas’s life upside down. Thanks to Rugilė, Juozapas overcomes his fears and becomes open to the world. Friendship works wonders!

The film has won several awards including Best Feature Film at 16th Filem'On -Brussels Children’s Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival on Disabilities in Lyon, Best Film at Pantalla Alborache Festival and was nominated for the Silver Crane for Best Actor, Best Cinematographer, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction at the Lithuanian Film Awards. It has also participated in many international film festivals.