Film Festival: Nabil Maleh Retrospective

Thu, April 25, 2013 5:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alwan for the Arts is pleased to announce a retrospective of Nabil Maleh's works starting April 26, 2013...

Alwan Film Festival 2013 Nabil Maleh Retrospective:

The mid-career director’s retrospective and masterclass provides audiences with an in-depth view of one filmmaker’s oeuvre as it pertains to questions of artistic production in a specific cultural context.

This year’s Film Festival Retrospective will present an expose of Syrian director, Nabil Maleh and his films.

Nabil Maleh is a film director, screenwriter, producer, painter and poet and is considered the father of modern Syrian cinema. He earned his Master's degree from the film academy FAMU in Prague and has published more than 1,000 articles short stories, essays and poems. He is the writer and director of 120 short, experimental and documentary works and 12 feature- length films including 'The Extras' and 'The Leopard'. He has been honored with more than 60 awards at international film festivals, including several lifetime achievement awards. Several of his films are in the curriculum of international film schools and he has taught film direction, acting, writing and aesthetics at many universities, centers and associations, including Austin University in Texas and the University of California in Los Angeles.

Mid-Career Retrospective, Director Nabil Maleh Filmography:

"The Hunt Feast" (2005) UK/SYR co-production (105 mins)

"The Extras" (1993) NationalFilm Organisation (100mins)

"Chronicles of a Dream" (1984) Genève /Ebla Productions (110mins)

"Fragments" (1980) National Film Organisation (130mins)

"The Progressive Gentleman" (1975) National Film Organisation (110mins)

"Ghawar James Bond" (1974) Private Sector (105mins)

"The Leopard (1972) National Film Organisation (115mins)

"Men Under the Sun" (1970) National Film Organisation (Triptych) (45/110mins)

"Rythym" (1970) National Film Organisation (Experimental) (5mins)

"Napalm" (1970) National Film Organisation (90secs)

"Crown of Thorns" (1969) National Film Organisation (45mins)

"Two Men and a Woman" (1965) Syrian TV (70mins)

"Dreams" (1965) Syrian TV (70mins)

"A Surprise" (1964) Syrian TV (70mins)

"Family Problem" (1964) Prague/ FAMU productions (35mins)

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About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor


Alwan's programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

Last updated: 2014-04-07 18:12:43

The Extras
The Extras
Nabil Maleh
Nabil Maleh
A Leopard in Winter
A Leopard in Winter
Mr. Progressive
Mr. Progressive
Men Under the Sun
Men Under the Sun

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