The film festival is scheduled to run from September 1 to 29.
Five months after its intended opening, the 11th edition of the Arab Film Festival Berlin (ALFILM) is scheduled to open with Sudanese film You Will Die At Twenty on September 1.
The film festival, which will run until September 29, will screen Arab films in different cinemas across Berlin. You Will Die At Twenty, directed by Amjad Abu Alala, will be screened at Freiluftkino Kreuzberg. It is part of an official selection presenting contemporary fiction and documentary films telling stories about surviving and the importance of reclaiming one’s story.
Screenings will continue on September 2 at Arsenal cinema with Academy Award nominee For Sama, directed by Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts. The film will open the ‘Resistance is Female’ spotlight programme, which shares powerful female perspectives on war, conflicts and other states of emergency with films from Syria, Iraq, and Algeria, among others.
Meanwhile, the filmmakers will accompany the screenings through streamed talks and online panels virtually before the physical version of the ALFILM will resume at City Kino Wedding between September 24 to 29.
The complete programme of the festival will be published on August 10 on their official web site.