Lebanese Film Festival in Ukraine in November 21-23, 2013

In the connection with the 70th anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Lebanon on 21-23 November, 2013 “Alpha Production Studios” company together with the Lebanese Cultural and Information Center held Lebanese Film Festival in Ukraine. The Festival is a good foundation for the establishment of strong cultural ties not only in Lebanon, but also with other Arab countries.

The following films were included in the Festival program:

–  “Where do we go now?” (2011), directed by Nadine Labaki, Starring: Nadine Labaki, Claude Baz, Yvonne Maalouf, Layla Hakim, Anzho Rihan, Ali Haidar, Julian Farhat.

–  “Under the bombs” (2007), directed by Philippe Aractingi, starring: Nida Abu Farhat, Georges Khabbaz .

–  “Here comes the rain” (2010), directed by Bahij Hojeij, starring: Hassan Mrad, Julia Kassar, Carmen Lubbus.

–  “Taxi Ballad” (2011), directed by Daniel Joseph, starring: Talal El Jourdain, Karina Logue.

–  “A man of honor” (2012), directed by Jean-Claude Codsi, starring: Caroline Hatem, Mashmushi Majdi Mahmoud Said, Shady Hadad.

At the Festival opening ceremony the congratulatory word from the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine K. Gryshchenko was read by the First Deputy Minister of Culture Timophei Kohan. Organizers of the Festival – the founder of the Lebanese Cultural and Information Center Maroun Merhezh, and director of the Ukrainian- Lebanese production company “Alpha Production Studios” Ghassan El Ghossein performed a congratulatory speech. The opening ceremony was attended by the first deputy head of the State Film Agency of Ukraine Sergey Siomkin, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic in Ukraine Claude al Hazhal, Ambassadors of the Middle East countries.