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SUMMER FRINGE FESTIVAL FILMS

July – September 2018

About The 2018 Summer Festival

Celebration of World Cinema

As part of 2018 Marbella International Film Festival fringe activities, we are pleased to announce screenings of some truly outstanding films from the world of cinema, in July and August at Teatro Goya, Puerto Banus.

This year MIFF is also celebrating the talent of Arab film makers in association with MAD and the Morocco film commission as well as other associates, by screening some award winning films from the Arab Cinema.

For screening times and to book tickets, please visit Teatro Goya on www.cinesteatrogoya.com.

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Summer Festival Films List

A Piece of Lace

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Lebanon/Syria
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Taim Allaham
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Hiam and Nadim are young, married and living in Damascus. The war is going on and Nadim is a writer who depends on truth and quiet to survive. Hiam comes home one day after becoming a thief and accuses Nadim of confusing her and corrupting their live…
Spanish Synopsis

Hiam y Nadim son jóvenes, están casados ??y viven en Damasco. La guerra continúa y Nadim es un escritor que depende de la verdad y la tranquilidad para sobrevivir. Hiam llega a casa un día después de convertirse en ladrona y acusa a Nadim de confundirla y corromper su vida ...

Burnout

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Morocco
Year of Production: 2017
Language: 2017
Director: Nour-Eddine Lakhmari
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The live of a shoe shiner Ayoub, a bourgeois couple, Jad and Ines in a loveless marriage, a wealthy but ailing art collector, and a young medical student Aida moonlighting as an escort, all converge over a period of three weeks, each interaction forever changing them and setting them on an irreversible trajectory towards catharsis or total collapse.
Spanish Synopsis

La vida de un limpiabotas Ayoub, una pareja burguesa, Jad e Inés en un matrimonio sin amor, un coleccionista de arte adinerado pero enfermo, y una joven estudiante de medicina Aida trabajando como acompañante, convergen durante un período de tres semanas, cada interacción para siempre cambiándolos y colocándolos en una trayectoria irreversible hacia la catarsis o el colapso total.

Cetaceans

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Argentina
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Director: Florencia Percia
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Art house comedy. Clara and Alejandro are moving to a new home, but soon he goes on a work trip and she stays alone, surrounded by closed boxes. This mess compels her to live new experiences that will lead her to question the closed and hermetic world where she lives.
Spanish Synopsis

Comedia de la casa de arte. Clara y Alejandro se están mudando a un nuevo hogar, pero pronto se va a un viaje de trabajo y ella se queda sola, rodeada de cajas cerradas. Este desorden la obliga a vivir nuevas experiencias que la llevarán a cuestionar el mundo cerrado y hermético donde vive

Destiny’s Strings

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Morocco
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Lamia Bengelloun
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Adil, a 7-year-old kid, wants to learn to play the violin against his father's will.
Spanish Synopsis

Adil, un niño de 7 años, quiere aprender a tocar el violín contra el testamento de su padre.

Fantastic Journey to Oz

Film Category: Animation
Country of Production: Russia
Year of Production: 2017
Language: English
Director: Vladimir Toropchin
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The cunning and wicked Urfin captures the Emerald City and renames it to Urfinville. He is about to celebrate victory, when his plans are ruined by a girl called Dorothy, who arrives in Magic Land just at the right time. She must return home, but not before she helps her friend - the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the now-brave Lion - defeat Urfin. And in order to do that, they need to find out who he really is.
Spanish Synopsis

El astuto y perverso Urfin captura la Ciudad Esmeralda y la renombra a Urfinville. Está a punto de celebrar la victoria, cuando una niña llamada Dorothy arruina sus planes y llega a Magic Land en el momento justo. Ella debe regresar a casa, pero no antes de ayudar a su amigo, el Espantapájaros, el Hombre de Hojalata y el León ahora valiente, a derrotar a Urfin. Y para hacer eso, necesitan descubrir quién es realmente.

Kiss Me Not

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Egypt
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Arabic
Director: Ahmed Amer
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A hot movie star decides to pursue a more religious path, but the entertainment world and her fans have different opinions about her choice(s).
Spanish Synopsis

Una estrella de cine decide seguir un camino más religioso, pero el mundo del entretenimiento y sus fanáticos tienen opiniones diferentes sobre su (s) elección (es).

Morine

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Lebanon
Year of Production:
Language: Arabic
Director: Tony Farjallah
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men's privilege and the most unreachable women's right. Stubborn as she is, the 20 year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.
Spanish Synopsis

El año es 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Vivir con Dios es el privilegio de los hombres y el derecho de la mujer más inalcanzable. Por obstinada que sea, la niña revolucionaria de 20 años rompe las reglas y soporta todas las consecuencias.

My Uncle

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Morocco
Year of Production: 2016
Language: Arabic
Director: Nassim Abassi
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Alia, a struggling Moroccan actress, strives to achieve her dream of becoming a great actress. Her uncle, Abderraouf, comes for a visit and stays with her in her small flat. Soon, Alia's professional and personal life plunges into total disarray.
Spanish Synopsis

Alia, una actriz marroquí luchadora, se esfuerza por lograr su sueño de convertirse en una gran actriz. Su tío, Abderraouf, viene de visita y se queda con ella en su pequeño departamento. Pronto, la vida profesional y personal de Alia se hunde en un desorden total.

Oak Tree

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Lebanon/UK
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic (English Subtitles)
Director: Ethan Jahan
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

In a Lebanon, an old man, makes a living from crafting canes for the elderly villagers. After a client places an order to him, he heads to the forest to look for the right branch and finds the perfect one on an isolated oak tree, however the villagers will not allow him to cut the branch as they have made a shrine out of the tree.
Spanish Synopsis

En un Líbano, un anciano, se gana la vida con la fabricación de bastones para los ancianos aldeanos. Después de que un cliente le hace un pedido, se dirige al bosque para buscar la rama correcta y encuentra la perfecta en un roble aislado, sin embargo, los aldeanos no le permitirán cortar la rama, ya que han hecho un santuario de el árbol.

Poisonous Roses

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Qatar, Egypt, France, United Arab Emirates
Year of Production: 2018
Language: Arabic
Director: Ahmed Fawzi Saleh
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community's everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of poisonous wastewater, Taheya desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape.
Spanish Synopsis

Situada en los confines de un empobrecido vecindario de El Cairo, la vida cotidiana de una comunidad se ve amenazada por los implacables ritmos de las curtidurías, los secadores rotatorios que aplastan la piel de los animales, los peligros de las aguas residuales venenosas, Taheya se aferra desesperadamente a su hermano Saqr, cuyo único sueño es escapar.

Sheep & Wolves

Film Category: Animation, Feature
Country of Production: Russia
Year of Production: 2016
Language: English
Director: Maxim Volkov
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The story of a carefree wolf named Grey whose life changed completely when, one day, he transformed into... a ram! Incredible and hilarious adventures will await Grey and his friends (mostly sheep and wolves, of course).
Spanish Synopsis

La historia de un lobo despreocupado llamado Grey cuya vida cambió por completo cuando, un día, se transformó en ... ¡un carnero! Aventuras increíbles e hilarantes aguardan a Gray y sus amigos (en su mayoría ovejas y lobos, por supuesto).

Snow Queen 3 Fire & Ice

Film Category: Animation, Feature
Country of Production: Russia
Year of Production: 2016
Language: English
Director: Aleksey Tsitsilin
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

After heroically defeating both the Snow Queen and the Snow King, Gerda still cannot find peace. Her dream is to find her parents who were once taken away from them by the North Wind and finally reunite the family. Thus, Gerda and her friends venture on a difficult journey to find her parents and encounter new challenges along the way: they discover an ancient magical artifact of the trolls, the Stone of Fire and Ice. From that moment on things don’t go according to the initial plan… Will Gerda be able to tame the mighty forces of the magical elements and get her family back?
Spanish Synopsis

Después de derrotar heroicamente a la Reina de las Nieves y al Rey de las Nieves, Gerda todavía no puede encontrar la paz. Su sueño es encontrar a sus padres que una vez se los llevaron del Viento del Norte y finalmente reunir a la familia. Así, Gerda y sus amigos se aventuran en un viaje difícil para encontrar a sus padres y enfrentar nuevos desafíos en el camino: descubren un antiguo artefacto mágico de los trolls, la Piedra del Fuego y el Hielo. A partir de ese momento, las cosas no funcionan de acuerdo con el plan inicial ... ¿ Podrá Gerda domar las poderosas fuerzas de los elementos mágicos y recuperar a su familia?

The Snake

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Morocco
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Arabic
Director: Driss Mrini
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A man impersonates a guardian of the peace without thinking about the consequences of his actions. But the unpredictable happens: a policewoman supposed to stop him ends up falling in love with him.
Spanish Synopsis

Un hombre se hace pasar por un guardián de la paz sin pensar en las consecuencias de sus acciones. Pero sucede lo impredecible: una mujer policía que supuestamente lo detiene, termina enamorándose de él.

Trip to the Moon

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: Argentina
Year of Production: 2017
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Director: Joaquín Cambre
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Tomaás is an outcast young teenager trying to pass an exam. His family is constantly pressing him and his mother forces him to take antipsychotic drugs. In his need to escape, Tomas plans an intriguing trip to the moon. In this particular journey where reality and fiction mingles, he will disentangle an old family secret.
Spanish Synopsis

Tomaás es un joven adolescente marginado tratando de aprobar un examen. Su familia lo presiona constantemente y su madre lo obliga a tomar medicamentos antipsicóticos. En su necesidad de escapar, Tomás planea un intrigante viaje a la luna. En este viaje particular donde la realidad y la ficción se entremezclan, desenredará un viejo secreto familiar.

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