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Chan'ad Bahraini

(Scomberomorous maculatus Bahrainius)

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Stuff this week

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

There are going to be some great movies showing this weekend during the Soorya International DVD festival if any of you are interested. All the films are FREE! and will be screened at the Bahrain Society of Engineers premises in Juffair. I've stolen the details from the GDN:

Wednesday Thursday
  • 7pm: Kaya Taran (Sashi Kumar, 2004, Hindi) -- The director Sashi Kumar will be arriving in Bahrain tomorrow for the festival. This movie straddles the anti-Sikh riots of 1984 and the Gujarat riots of 2002, so it should be quite an interesting watch (if you're not bored of watching explorations into communal violence). Update: Kaya Taran has been cancelled, so the following movies will be shown instead
  • 7pm: The River (Jean Renoir, 1951, English)
  • 8.45pm: Bawandar (Jag Mundhra, 2000, Hindi)
Friday Saturday
  • 7.15pm: Just Like You Imagined (Zeyad Alhusaini, 2003, English) -- This movie sounds fascinating... an 11 minute short, sci-fi, in English, by a Kuwaiti director.
  • 8.45pm: The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi, 1995, Persian) -- This is a brilliant brilliant film, written by Abbas Kiarostami. One of my favourite films of New Wave Iranian Cinema.

Also, the Bahrain Cinema Club will be showing Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran this Wednesday evening at 8pm as part of its weekly screenings at the BCC premises. This isn't the most amazing movie in the world, but worth watching just to see Omar Sharif's fine performance.

Also on Wednesday at 8.30pm, fellow blogger Dr Scott Waalkes will deliver a lecture titled "Possibilities and Problems with the Forward Strategy of Freedom" at the National Democratic Action Society premises in Umm al Hassam.

And of course don't forget that tonight is the Champions League matchup we've been waiting for: Juventus v Liverpool at Anfield... Forza Juve!

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5 Responses to 'Stuff this week'

Blogger Leila M. says:


I liked Children of Heaven better, it moved a bit faster. The White Baloon slows down a lot....

Seen the movie Gabbeh? Love it    

Blogger Chanad says:

The White Balloon does slow down... but that very last ending scene makes it sooo worth it. Like when you see something that makes you remember the dream you had last night.

But that said, Children of Heaven and Gabbeh are both great too.    

Blogger Scorpio says:

Why is the White Baloon on at 10.30 on a Friday when most reasonable people are asleep?    

Blogger homer simpson says:
4/08/2005 08:59:00 am

King Luis has showed the old lady how it's done!    

Blogger Chanad says:
4/08/2005 04:05:00 pm

Well done on the fine win Homer. You may have a 1 goal advantage, but we also took an away goal from you... and I'm afraid Liverpool shouldn't count on the same luck when visiting Delle Alpi.

Remember: it ain't over until the Old Lady sings... (I know that doesn't make sense, but it sounds right).    

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