A monthly cycle of films is brought to you by Metro Al Madina and picked by film director Rania Rafei.
Under a Theme for every month, Metro will be screening films from different parts of the world; some are new, some are old and some maybe you'll never see again.
October's Theme: PAINT
6:30 pm | Free entrance | English subtitles
-Goya in Bordeaux (1999):
Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux, a Liberal protesting the oppressive rule of Ferdinand VII. He's living with his much younger wife Leocadia and their daughter Rosario. He continues to paint at night, and in flashbacks stirred by conversations with his daughter, by awful headaches, and by the befuddlement of age, he relives key times in his life, particularly his relationship with the Duchess of Alba, his discovery of how he wanted to paint (insight provided by Velázquez's work), and his lifelong celebration of the imagination. Throughout, his reveries become tableaux of his paintings.
Director: Carlos Saura
Writers: Carlos Saura, Luigi Scattini (dialogue: Italian version)
Stars: Francisco Rabal, José Coronado, Dafne Fernández
A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (Malkovich) whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Director: Raoul Ruiz (as Raúl Ruiz)
Writers: Raoul Ruiz, Gilbert Adair (translation: English), Herbert Vesely (idea)
Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane
- Nadi Lekol nass presents: "واهب الحرّية"
واهب الحرية يحفظ يديه، واهب الحرية يحفظ صرخته كي يمتزج بولادات جديدة، واهب الحرية يحفظ ذراعيه كي يضم الوطن إلى الأبد.
ملاحظة : هذا الفيلم هو توثيق لمرحلة تأسيس جبهة المقاومة الوطنية "جمول" عالم 1988و تحية إلى شهدائها من كل الوطن.
سيناريو وأخراج : قيس الزبيدي
تصوير : حسن نعماني
موسيقى : مرسيل خليفة
المدة : 95 دقيقة
-The Mill and the Cross (2011): The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564.
Director: Lech Majewski
Writers: Michael Francis Gibson (screenplay), Lech Majewski (screenplay)
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Michael York, Charlotte Rampling
Free entrance - 6:30 p.m.
With English subtitles
This event is supported by "Video Chico"