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Epic War

“1982” is based on the real childhood memories of writer-director Oualid Mouaness who perfectly frames an escalating armed conflict with a prepubescent romance between a boy and a girl from the opposite sides of a threatened city. Divided across religious lines at the time, with Muslims on the west and Christians on the east, the entire city eventually came under fire.

The film is set on the last day of classes in an elementary school, integrating customary childhood behavior with the ever-growing apprehensions of teachers and administrators as the rumble of war planes makes it impossible to protect the kids from the worsening situation. As the story develops the escalating erosion of the city is paralleled by the erosion of innocence of its people but one in which childlike imagination finds a way to triumph in the end.

With extraordinary performances (including a spellbinding performance teeming with restrained anxiety by Oscar nominated Nadine Labaki) we are not only given the opportunity to walk back in time but also to walk in other’s shoes in a world where the future of tomorrow is truly unknown. Couldn’t be more timely for all of us!

“1982” is able to treat a heavy story of war and conflict with delicacy and charm to make it spell-bindingly entertaining on every level.

War / Coming Of Age / Family /

100 Min /

English and Arabic /

4K

Featuring two-time Oscar nominee Max von Sydow in his powerful last performance

A WWII nazi massacre story Inspired by true events

Told through a series of flashbacks, an acclaimed writer, Nikolaos Andreou (Von Sydow) poignantly recounts his personal experience as a young child during the Nazi invasion of Greece. Caroline Martin, an experienced and successful lawyer is assigned to handle a modern day reparations case and to gather evidence on behalf of the German Government. As she listens to his devastating story, both she and Andreou harbor their own sets of motives, beliefs and perspectives, but are brought together by a historical tragedy that was meant to keep them apart. Their fateful meeting in the Greek town of Kalavryta, a place still marked with scars of the tragedy, opens a path through a dark chapter in human history and promises to have a profound effect on both. They struggle together and individually to understand and come to terms with history’s enduring lessons, ultimately beginning to realize the long-sought closure which will allow them to embrace a new hope for the future.

War / Drama /

99 Min /

English, Greek, German /

HD

A visually spectacular, suspenseful, high impact, emotionally compelling true story about the First World War.” It is the ultimate patriotic war movie of the millennium” says The Standard.

War veteran former king, Petar wants to put his country on the path of peace and prosperity. But, turbulent times impose great sacrifices on everyone and demand the toughest decision of his life from the Old King. After two heroic battles -one of the battle’s of the film is still regarded as one of the most brilliant military strategies ever developed- the government decides that due the losses incurred by the army withdrawal was unavoidable. After an agonizing retreat across the mountains, the emotionally shattered and physically exhausted, King Petar nevertheless reaches the Greek coast thus succeeding in bringing his people to final salvation.

War epic /

127 Min /

Serbian /

4k

Following in the footsteps of the grand masters of Russian filmmaking, Tarkovsky, Bondarchuk Zvyagintsev, Konchalovsky and Nikita Mikhalkov, director Aleksey Muradov has created a gripping, heart wrenching, epic story of vast proportions spanning time from 1920 through to 2017.

1920. Southern Russia. The brother.
An army commander returns home. Out of jealousy, he kills his brother and his beloved woman, the mother of his son. The commander is left with the baby in his arms.

1942. Eastern Byelorussia. The son. In the woods lives an old man with his 12-year-old granddaughter. The commander of a partisan brigade brings his infant son to an old men’s house putting it in their care. The baby cries and screams incessantly. In trying to calm him, the child girl living in the house discovers the feeling of motherhood. When the partisans return, she escapes into the woods with the baby.

1996. Northern Caucasus. The bride. Somewhere at an abandoned highway crossing lives a girl. War has taken everything from her: family, hope, sense.Near her house a wounded soldier hides, exhausted from war. But there will be no new life for these two.

2017. Ukraine. The mother. A woman returns home from war to her children to find her village has been bombed and burned and her children are dead. Is there any hope left in this God-forgotten world of ours?

1920. Southern Russia. The brothers. Perhaps everything could have been different? What if the commander had not pulled that trigger in the 1920s?

War - Epic - History /

107 Min /

Russian /

4K