Cinema - Event posted by elena

Address: via Volterrana 4B, Florence

Date: Wednesday 1 May 18:00 - Sunday 5 May 23:30


DIRECTOR: Nadine Labaki
ACTORS: Nadine Labaki, Zain Alrafeea
COUNTRY: Lebanon, France, USA
PLOT: The film directed by Nadine Labaki, tells the complex contemporary reality. Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee 2018 for the best foreign film and winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes, the film is a poignant and exciting work. At the heart of the Zain affair (Zain Alrafeea), a brave child who decides to rebel against his fate, bringing his own parents to court ...
This is the first openly dramatic film by the director, who until now had also dealt with different religious and political themes, in the guise of comedy. The little protagonist, Zain Al-Rafeea, is a Syrian refugee, a refugee in Lebanon, at his first acting experience. He now lives in Norway with his parents and learned to read and write, which he could not do at the time of shooting.
The film not only helped little Zaid rebuild his life, but also other guys involved in the shoot, who lived in extreme conditions. Labaki and producer Khaled Mouzanar set up a scholarship to offer them a better life. In 2016, Lebanon numbered nearly one million Syrian refugees.
The idea behind the film, Labaki said, is this: "On balance, those children pay a high price for our conflicts, our wars, our systems and our stupid decisions and governments. I felt the need to talk about this problem and thought, "If these children could talk, what would they say? What would they say to us, to this society that ignores them? ". The shooting of the film lasted a good six months for 600 hours of filming and the first editing was as long as a TV series, twelve hours, reduced to just over two in two years.

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