Tramontane

Vatché Boulghouroujian

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Until the Birds Return

Karim Moussaoui

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Withered Green

Mohammed Hammad

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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      

Tramontane

Vatché Boulghouroujian

Original title: Rabih

Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab

Year: 2016

Duration: 100 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give him minor clues about his identity. He encounters a nation incapable of telling his, or its own, history.

Credits

Production: Georges Schoucair, Caroline Oliviera
Cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat, Abido Bacha
Screenplay: Vatché Boulghouroujian
Cinematography: James Lee Phelan
Sound: Rana Eid
Set Design: Nadine Ghanem
Editing: Nadia Ben Rachid
Music: Cynthia Zaven

Thenical Details

Color: color

Awards

Special Mention (International Competition) – Pula FF
Best Director – Bratislava IFF
Jury Prize – Brussels Mediterranean FF
Best Actress (Julia Kassar) – Dubai IFF

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBc9PxG6jm0

Until the Birds Return

Karim Moussaoui

Original title: En attendant les Hirondelles

Country: Algeria, France, Germany

Year: 2017

Duration: 113 min

Original Version: French

Genre: Romance, Drama

Synopsis

Algeria today. Past and present collide in the lives of a newly wealthy property developer, a young woman torn between the path of reason and sentiment and an ambitious neurologist impeded by wartime wrongdoings. Three stories that plunge us into the human soul of a contemporary Arab society.

Credits

Production:  David Thion, Jaber Debzi, Philippe Martin
Cast: Mohamed Djouhri, Sonia Mekkiou, Mehdi Ramdani, Hania Amar
Screenplay: Karim Moussaoui, Maud Ameline
Cinematography: David Chambille
Sound: Arnaud Marten
Set Design: Hamid Boughrara
Editing: Thomas Marchand

Thenical Details

Color: color

Awards

“Gil Parrondo” Award for Best Artistic Direction, Jury Special Award – Gijón IFF

Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHTvCkBS-ZQ

Withered Green

Mohammed Hammad

Original title: Akhdar yabes

Country: Egypt

Year: 2016

Duration: 73 min

Original Version: Arabic

Genre: Drama

Synopsis

After the death of her parents, Iman, a traditional and conservative young woman, has to take care of her younger sister, Noha. When her sibling is faced with a marriage proposal, Iman has to ask her uncles to meet the groom and his family, as customs in Arab societies require the presence of a man from the bride’s side for the marriage agreement. But Iman decides to disregard the tradition.

Credits

Production:  Kholoud Saad, Mohammed el Sharqawi, Mohamed Hefzy
Cast: Heba Ali, Asmaa Fawzi, John Akram Hanna, Tamer Abdel Hamid
Screenplay: Mohammed Hammad
Cinematography: Mohammed El Sharqawi
Sound: Mohab Mostafa Ezz, Rafiq Raafat
Set Design: Kholoud Saad, Mohammed Hammad
Editing: Mohammed Hammad, Mohammed El Sharqawi

 

Thenical Details

Color: color

Awards

Best Director – Dubai IFF
Best Actress (Heba Ali) – ACC Annual Critics Awards

Trailer

https://vimeo.com/203662829