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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.

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


VOD of the month: DRY HOT SUMMERS
Sherif Elbendary’s multi award winning short film:
Two lonely people at opposite chapters of life accidentally meet on a busy summer day in a Cairo taxi. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are both caught up in their busy routines as their race through the city evolves into a journey of self-discovery that reconnects them to life.
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SOLOMON's STONE
by Ramzi Maqdisi is invited to the Doha Palestine Cinema Festival which is taking place in the first week of May 2018 at The Fire Station, Qatar Museums. If you do not have the chance to be there, watch online at realeyz.


Larissa Sansour's SCI-FI TRILOGIE
is shown at 24th edition of the International Festival of Video Art of Casablanca (Morocco) between April, the 24th and the 29th. On the 7th of May the trilogy is invited to the Cinemalliance program of the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi (Kenia.


PANOPTIC
by Rana Eid is invited to the Cairo Cinema Days at Zawya Cinema Cairo (Egypt) from April 23rd to 29th, 2018.


ECCOMI ... ECCOTI and AND AN IMAGE WAS BORN
The feature documentary ECCOMI ... ECCOTI by Raed Rafei and the 9 minute short film AND AN IMAGE WAS BORN by Firas Khoury are presented atthe first week of May at the Arab Film Festival Calgary in Canada.


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


Retrospective Mohamad Malas in the new Cinémathèque Tunisienne
From April 17th till 24th 2018 the new Cinémathèque Tunisienne in Tunis, which opened doors in March 2018, honors Mohamad Malas with a retrospective in the presence of the director.


THE DREAM (al-Manam)
by Mohamad Malas is shown on April 16th in the program Special: 70 Years Nakba at ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival in Berlin.
In 1991 Mohamad Malas published his diary about the shooting of “The Dream” including those dreams which were not included into the documentary under the title al-Manam. Mufakirat Filim at Dar al-Adab in Beirut. In 2016 the English translation, The Dream. A Diary of the Film, was released by the American University in Cairo Press. The DVD is availabe at mecfilm-shop.com.


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


A WORLD NOT OURS
by Mehdi Fleifel is screened on May 6th, 2018 at 7pm at the be'kech in Berlin.


ECCOMI ... ECCOTI
by Raed Rafei shows at 27.5.2018 in the Arab Film Club of B-Movie in Hamburg (with English ST).