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Middle Eastern Cinemas

 

Welcome to mec film!

mec film is an international distribution and sales company for films exclusively from the Middle East and North Africa. On the background of ongoing debates about the region - religion and violence, the role of women, or terror - we want to add a different angle and show films that are made in the Arab World. We represent short and feature length documentary and fiction films - without compromise on artistic quality. The mec film catalogue contains only works by film-makers from the Arab World.

The films in the International Catalogue have English subtitles, sometimes we can provide translation in additional languages.

mec film is serving as agent to the films of renown Syrian film-maker Mohamad Malas. Together with Dunia Film in Damascus we make copies available or connect you to the distributor for your territory.

The movies in the German Catalogue are subtitled in German and are all feature length.

Many titles from the catalogue can be watched online at our partners MMedia in Beirut or at the mec film channel at realeyz in Berlin. A selection of documentaries is availble for online viewing in the mec flm collection at minaa in Amman. Those who prefer to hold a DVD in their hand find most of the titles from this catalogue as well as selected additional films from the Middle East our DVD-shop.

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International Catalogue

In this catalogue you find short and feature length films with English subtitles, sometimes we can provide additional languages. Most films are available in digital formats. more


ERASED,___ ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE
by Ghassan Halwani celebrates its German premiere at Filmfest Hamburg where the film is presented in the section VETO! on October 1st and 3rd; in the presence of the director.


COUNTING TILES
by Cynthia Choucair was invited to the international competition for the best first feature to the Argentinian Documentary Festival FIDBA (10.-16.9.2018).


PANOPTIC
by Rana Eid shows at the Cinemigrante Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentina) between September 18th and 26th, 2018.


The Sci-fi Trilogy
by Larissa Sansour is presented at the Cinemigrante Festival in Buenos Aires (Argentinia), running from September 18th till 26th, 2018.


AND AN IMAGE WAS BORN
by Firas Khoury is invited to the Mizna Arab Film Festival at the Twin Cities (USA) in the end of September 2018. On October 3rd the short shows at the DC Palestinian Film and Art Festival in Washington DC (USA) and beginning October 19th And an Image was Born is presented at the Boston Palestine Film Fetsival (USA).


DVD/VOD of the month: DIARY OF A MALE WHORE
Esam, a young Arab war refugee who lives in Tel Aviv, makes his living as a male prostitute. His physical pleasure, that make him forget his hunger, remind him constantly of his childhood memories in his home village. Inspired by the novel For Bread Alone by Mohammad Shukry.
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The Cinema of Mohamad Malas

mec film is serving as agent to the films of renown Syrian film-maker Mohamad Malas. Together with Dunia Film in Damascus we make copies available or connect you to the distributor for your territory. more


The Cinema of Muhammad Malas. Visions of a Syrian Auteur
A monogragraph about Mohamad Malas' work is forthcoming at palgrave macmillan. Authors Samirah Alkassim and Nezar Andary's book provides an in-depth and intimate study of the cinema of Muhammad Malas. read more


THE NIGHT
by Mohamad Malas is now available as DVD with English subtitles.


German Catalogue

The films in the German Catalogue are licensed for German theatrical and institutional release and have German subtitles. The movies are shown in the regular art-house more


BIRDS OF SEPTEMBER
by Sarah Francis will be shown in the series Beyond Spring curated by Viola Shafik at the Werkstatt der Kulturen in Berlin on September 20th, 2018 with English subtitles.