Opening Night Film, Bal (Honey)

Mr. Mohammed Al-Ahmad, Director General of the National Film Organization, nveiled the lineup for the 18th Damascus International Film Festival during a press conference held at Al-Kindy Theater in Damascus, Syria.  Mr. Al Ahmad emphasized the importance of Damascus Film Festival and the important role it plays in improving cinema production in Syria.

The 18th Damascus International Film Festival will start on Sunday 7th Nov. at Dar Al Assad for Culture & Arts with screening of the Turkish film “Honey” will draw to a close on Saturday 13th Nov. with screening the Thai film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”.

The 24 feature films in official competition:

About Her Brother; Yoji Yamada; Japan

Celda 211; Daniel Monzon; Spain

Confucius; Mei Hu; China

Foxes; Mira Fornayova; Slovenia

Guards of Silence; Samir Zekra; Syria

How I Ended This Summer; Alexei Popogrebsky; Russian

IF I Want To Whistle I Whistle; Florin Serban; Romania

Kosmos; Reha Erdem; Turkey

La Nostra Vita (Our Life ); Daneel Loushety; Italy

La Princesse De Mont pensier; Bertrand Tavernier; France

September Rain; Abdellatif Abdelhamid; Syria

My Joy; Sergei Loznitsa; Germany-Ukraine-holland- Russia

Never Let Me Go; Mark Romanek; United Kingdom

On The Path; Jasmila Zbanic; Bosnians

Outside Of The Law; Rachid BOUCHAREB; Algeria

Please Do NoT disturb; Mohsen Abdolvahab; Iran

Submarino; Thomas Vinterberg; Denmark

Sun Dress; Saeed salmeen al murry; United Arab Emirates

The Chord; Magdy El-Hawary; Egypt

The Hairdresser; Doris Dorrie; Germany

Venezzia; Haik GazarianVenezuela

Late December; Maez Kamon; Tunisia

The mosque; Daood Aolad alseed; Morocco

Clockwise; Khalifa Almuraikhi; Qatar

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