Headbang Lullaby

Hicham Lasri

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Philippe Aractingi

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Mawlana

Magdy Ahmed Ali

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Only Men Go To The Grave

Abdulla Al Kaabi

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Path of Maryam

Atea Jabarah Al Daradji

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Single Married Divorced

Shady Hanna

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Solitaire

Sophie Boutros

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Sweat Rain

Hakim Belabbes

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Thala Mon Amour

Mehdi Hmili

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The Kanoo Group’s parent company, Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo is one of the largest, independent, family-owned groups of companies with diversified business industries from shipping, travel, machinery, logistics, property, oil & gas, power industrial chemicals, joint ventures, among others. Founded in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, the family business grew from its early trading and shipping enterprise into becoming one of the highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond. From Bahrain, the company spread in Saudi Arabia in 1930s. In 1967, Hamed Kanoo came from Saudi Arabia to the UAE to propagate the family business. He established The Kanoo Group as a trusted name in the UAE from a humble start of 5 people including him.

Presently, The Kanoo Group operates extensively through various divisions, with over 1,200 people working for the group and its joint ventures. Mishal Kanoo serves as the Chairman of The Kanoo Group based in UAE & Oman.

Our Vision
The Leading Family Business In The Region And Beyond

Our Mission
Delivering Sustainable Excellence

Our Values
Customer Focused, Ethical, Innovative, Agile, Competent & Intelligent, Collaborative, Accountable
P.O. Box 290, Dubai, UAE. Toll Free: 800 KANOO, Fax: 04-3933636,
Websites: www.kanoo.com            www.kanoogroup.com

MISSION & VISION

We aspire to build a diversified group of companies that transcend geographic and cultural borders, while striving for inclusive leadership, global competitiveness and sustainable value for all of our stakeholders.

Actively supporting operations across strategic sectors.

Crescent Enterprises, one of the UAE’s most prominent multinational companies, has succeeded in growing a diverse, global range of sustainable, scalable and profitable operating firms. Through its 20 subsidiaries and affiliates, Crescent Enterprises employs over 5,000 dedicated professionals and operates across five continents.

Website: www.crescententerprises.com      

Fully owned by the Mawarid Group, the Orbit Group is a diversified media and communications company with investments in operations across sectors along the entire value chain.

Loyal to its mission to “provide services to every home and business in the Arab world”, the Orbit Group is committed to realise its vision to “create, manage and deliver content in all forms”.

Orbit Group’s current investments include OSN, Media Gates and Orbit Data Systems. Among others, Orbit is affiliated with Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading Saudi based telecom provider.

Website: www.orbit.net

International Film Distribution or IFD is a Kuwait based distribution company specializing in Middle East and North Africa distribution with a catalogue of award-winning feature films. IFD arose out of KNCC’s acquisition and distribution department to become it’s own entity.

Kuwait National Cinema Company (KNCC), Cinescape, was founded in October 5th 1954, and for more than half a century, has been the first exhibitor and distributor in the Gulf Region for Arabic, English, and Indian films. With more than 53 screens across more than 11 locations, KNCC became the Pioneer of the regions cinema industry and the prominent actor of the entertainment landscape in the State of Kuwait. KNCC began in film acquisition and distribution very early on and in 2007 established IFD – International Film Distribution Co. to carry on its legacy.

In 2005, KNCC (now IFD) joined alliances with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, an established Film Distributor in the region which throughout the years, has proved to be one of the strongest Distribution companies in the Middle East to be affiliated with major Independent studios

In 2007, IFD was established as a separate entity that focuses solely on acquisitions and distribution, however it still stays a prominent part of KNCC. IFD has built a fast growing brand at many worldwide markets and film festivals including Cannes, EFM/ Berlinale, AFM, and The Dubai Film Festival. IFD are proud to be partners with Front Row Filmed Entertainment, a prominent Film distribution company based in Dubai.

Website: www.ifd.com.kw      

Headbang Lullaby

Hicham Lasri

Country: Morocco, France, Lebanon, Qatar

Year: 2017

Duration: 112 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Casablanca, June 11, 1986 – the day of the World Cup. After yet another blunder, embittered cop Daoud is sent by his dissatisfied superiors to spend the day on a bridge between two warring neighbourhoods in order to protect the hypothetical passage of a royal procession. A prisoner of the bridge, Daoud will be transformed by contact with the inhabitants of both villages. He will learn maturity after spending time with a five-year-old child and a mother who upheld her dignity, despite having had her head shaved by the secret police. This apparently normal day made up of absurd waiting, improbable encounters and brutal poetry takes place under the giant shadow of a messianic monarch whose passage disturbs the delicate balance of a motley population.

Credits

Production: Rita El Quessar
Cast: Latefa Ahrrare, El Jirari Benaissa, Adil Abatorab, Salma Eddlimi & Zoubir Abou El Fadl
Screenplay:Hicham Lasri
Cinematography: Charles-Hubert Morin
Sound: Christophe Etrillard
Set Design: Rachid Joundoul
Editing: Mona-Lise Lanfant
Music: Wissam Hojeij

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF75vzNJEos

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Philippe Aractingi

Original title: Ismaii

Country: Lebanon

Year: 2016

Duration: 104 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Credits

Production: Philippe Aractingi
Cast: Hadi Bou Ayash, Ruba Zarour, Yara Bou Nassar, Joseph Bou Nassar
Screenplay: Mona Krayem, Philippe Aractingi
Cinematography: Christopher Aoun
Sound: Cedric Kayem, Rana Eid
Set Design: Cesar El Hayeck
Editing: Deena Charara, Marwan Ziadeh, Julien Tahitian
Music: Sandra Arslanian

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyaxj4o6q3w

Mawlana

Magdy Ahmed Ali

Country: Egypt

Year: 2016

Duration: 130 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Mystery, Drama

Synopsis

A seemingly traditional journey of a young sheikh in a governmental mosque who moves from leading prayers to becoming a TV celebrity issuing “fatwas” that are accepted by millions who have become fans of his as a result of his courage and his attempts to deviate from the usual religious rhetoric in a society heavily influenced by fundamentalism.

The TV spotlight only shows his eloquent yet sarcastic answers he gives to the callers in a preset scenario, while in the dark and cloudy space around him, bloody struggles for power are raging, struggles he had always tried to avoid. But as Hatem continues his rise, the more he finds temptations and the less he has chances of salvation.

Sheikh Hatem finds himself caught in a complex network of conflict, between the partial loss of a son being treated abroad and a wife whose love has grown cold, and security institutions trying to control him and—using his vulnerabilities—exploiting him to serve their interests. Meanwhile, a sovereign entity entangles him in solving a problem for the president, whose son causes the family an embarrassment of such a fragile society can’t handle.

“I cannot tell the entire truth, but I do my very best to speak nothing else.” This is what Sheikh Hatem tries to do.

Will he be able to create even a small fracture in a thick wall of hypocrisy and fear?…

Credits

Production: Amgad Sabri – IPRODUCTIONS
Cast: Amr Saad, Dorra, Ahmed Magdy, Ahmed Rateb, Reham Haggag, Lotfy Labib
Screenplay: Ibrahim Eissa, Magdi Ahmed Ali
Cinematography: Ahmed Bashary (Chico)
Sound: Mohamed Fawzy
Set Design: Hend Haidar
Editing: Solafa Nour Eldin
Music: Adel Hakki

Thenical Details

Shooting Format: HD
Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IaKxXC5sgg

Only Men Go To The Grave

Abdulla Al Kaabi

Original title: Al Rijal Fawat End Al-Dafn

Country: United Arab Emirates

Year: 2016

Duration: 80 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

When a blind mother accidentally dies, her family tries to uncover her secret past during the traditional 3-day funeral.

Credits

Production: Mahoutforoush Farsahad & Abdalla Al Kaabi
Cast: Saleema Yaqoub, Hebe Sabah, Abdelreza Nasari
Screenplay: Abdulla Al Kaabi
Cinematography: Peyman Shadmanfar
Sound: Faramarz Abou Elsedgg
Set Design: Sahar Shahamat
Editing: Meysam Mollai
Music: Peyman Yazdanian

Thenical Details

Color: color

 

Path of Maryam

Atea Jabarah Al Daradji

Original title: Tariq maryam

Country: Iraq

Year: 2016

Duration: 76 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

A film about a father who takes his 8-year-old daughter from Basrah to Karbala searching the cure for cancer.

Credits

Production: Atea Jabarah Al Daradji
Cast: Assad Abdul Majeed, Shahad Atia, Mohamed Rhaif, Hassan Jbara, Fuad Hanoun
Screenplay: Atea Jabarah Al Daradji
Cinematography: Duraid Munajim
Sound: Meedo Ali
Set Design: Ali Thamer
Editing: Maha Bazzy, Zainab Mahoon
Music: Bahzad Abdi

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjbqWIcA1yM

Single Married Divorced

Shady Hanna

Original title: Yalla 3a'belkon chabeb

Country: Lebanon

Year: 2016

Duration: 113 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Through the stories of four young men – two are married and the other two single – and their relationships with their partners, YALLA 3A2BELKON CHABEB, showcases the difficulty of having presently a solid and sentimental relationship, based on love, respect, principles and values. From the perspective of men this time, contrary to  YALLA 3A2BELKON  which was from the perspective of women, the film illustrates marital and sentimental relationships bathing in lies, cheating and other problems, in the context of a comedy.

Credits

Production: NIBAL ARAKJI
Cast: Badih Abou Chakra, Talal Jurdi, Darine Hamzé, Marwa Khalil, Julia Kassar, Fouad Yammine, Dory Al Samarany
Screenplay: Nibal Arakji
Sound: Rana Eid
Set Design: Chady Boro
Editing: Simon El Habre
Music: Gassan Rahbani

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1v2X7EpYEw

Solitaire

Sophie Boutros

Original title: Mahbas

Country: Lebanon

Year: 2016

Duration: 93 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

Synopsis

Therese, the mayor’s wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter’s suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian; this engagement will only happen over Therese’s dead body!

Credits

Production: Nadia Eliewat
Cast: Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Koussa, Nadine Khoury, Betty Taoutel & Jaber Jokhadar
Screenplay: Sophie Boutros
Cinematography: Rachel Aoun
Sound: Raed Younan:
Set Design: Elsie Moukarzel
Editing: Fadi G. Haddad
Music: Ziad Boutros

Thenical Details

Aspect Ratio: 1.78
Color: Color

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc5G6-pHPPA

Sweat Rain

Hakim Belabbes

Original title: Arak al sheta

Country: Morocco

Year: 2016

Duration: 126 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

M’Barek struggles not to lose his land; his raison d’être. Ida, his wife, and the cornerstone of the family, struggles to carry her husband’s burden, in silence. Ayoub grazes his father’s sheep, and talks to the fairies. And his grandfather incessantly calls out his dead wife’s name; Rahma

Credits

Production: Nabil Ayouch
Cast: Amine Al Naji, Fatima Belnasser, Ayoub Khalfawi, Hamid Najah
Screenplay: Hakim Belabbes
Cinematography: Amine Al Massadi
Sound: Issam Al Khayat, Saeed Radi
Set Design: Jalal Abdul Ghani
Editing: Hakim Belabbes
Music: Amir Sayed Al Houssan, Mohamed Ali El Soudani

Thenical Details

Color: color

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/194008748

Thala Mon Amour

Mehdi Hmili

Synopsis

During the Tunisian Revolution, we follow the fate of two lovers who are seeking to meet; Mohamed, a political prisoner on the run and Hourya, a courageous factory worker.

Credits

Production Company: Polimovie International Pictures
Producers Names:
Mohamed Ali Ben Hamra, Soumaya Jelassi
Cast: Ghanem Zrelli, Najla Ben Abdallah, Moez Baatour, Fatma Ben Saidane
Screenplay: Mehdi Hmili
Cinematography: Jimmy Boutry
Sound: Aymen Toumy
Set Design: Mohamed Denguezli
Editing: Anas Saadi
Music: Dimitri Scarlato, Emel Mathlouthi

Thenical Details

Color: color