• Tango of Yearning

    1998. Lebanon. Mohamed Souei. 70 min.

  • Dashboard

    2006. Algeria. Ammar Bouras. 24 min.

Introduced by Soueid

Saturday, October 15, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Tango of Yearning

    1998. Lebanon. Directed by Mohamed Souei. Basing the film’s title on “Tango of Hope,” a classic ballad by Nur al-Huda, the filmmaker attempts to reconstruct the scattered traces of his many passions—love affairs, cinema, the city of Beirut—in the shadow of civil war. Unabashedly subjective and sentimental, Soueid’s film mulls the paradoxes of life and the capriciousness of memory, concluding with a meditation on hurt and forgiveness. 70 min.

  • Dashboard

    2006. Algeria. Directed by Ammar Bouras. Screenplay by Adlène Meddi. Dashboard is a wholehearted collaboration between visual artist Bouras and journalist and author Meddi, who both live in the heart of Algiers, a city that fascinates and unsettles them with its sunlit beauty and infernal darkness. The camera, fixed on the dashboard of a taxi traveling through the streets, is at once the eye and soul of these two artists, who plumb the city—and themselves—for answers about love, death, nationhood, violence, sex, and exile. 24 min.