Sparta - Noemie Nicolas, Director

Sparta

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Thu Mar 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Sparta

Directed by Noëmie Nicolas
Narrative Short
Belgium | 26 min | 2016


A teenage girl, her young brother and their mother cycle through a desolated area, seeking for the sea. While the children bravely hang on to the hope of escaping this seemingly doomed place by boat, the mother seems to be eaten up with despair.



Sparta - Noemie Nicolas, Director

Noëmie Nicolas
Director

After studying Political Sciences in Aix en Provence (France), Noëmie Nicolas studied cinema at INSAS in Brussels (Belgium). Since then she has been working as a PA and AD on many feature and short films (with the Dardenne Brothers, Nabil Ben Yadir, Tom Geenes, Guerin Van de Voorst, Jérémy Van der Hagen…). For a few years now she dedicates to script writing (with Houda Benyamina, Christophe Hermans, Alice de Lencquesaing…) and filmmaking. SPARTA is her second professional short film.

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Film Information


Director: Noëmie Nicolas
Country: Belgium
Year: 2017
Language: French, English Subtitles
Runtime:  26 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Benoit Roland
Writer: Noëmie Nicolas
Cinematographers: Adrien Lecouturier

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Wasati - Ali Kalthami, Director

Wasati

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Thu Mar 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


Wasati

Directed by Ali Kalthami
Narrative Short
Saudi Arabia | 34 min | 2015


Wasati is based on true events that happened during a play in Riyadh 10 years ago. The play was called ‘Wasati bela Wastiah’ which roughly translates to ‘A Moderate Without a Middle-Ground,’ where a group of extremists attacked the theater and the play was shut down. That story shook the society and it was all over the news. The film addresses that event and retells the story from a different point of view.



Wasati - Ali Kalthami, DirectorAli Kalthami
Director

Ali Alkalthami is a Saudi director, producer, content writer, and co-founder of C3Films and Telfaz11.

Ali’s career spans over 9 years of experience. His directing style is reflected with the dark comedy he provides and addresses. The socio cultural issues in the Gulf and Middle East region are targeted in a new way with a global yet local approach.

His career span did not stop on the internet shows, which he has directed such as “Khambalah, La Yekthar and appeared as an actor in Moghadarh TV short films”, .

“Suwailem Al Talga”, which was directed co-written by Ali Alkalthami, has been awarded with the Gold Awards in Dubai Lynx and Lorez Award Ceremony.

Kalthami took a big step in his career where he directed his movie “Wasati” in 2016. It premiered in Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Ali continues to be an influencer of his generation and new media, which has made him a point of advisory in the film making scene in Saudi Arabia.

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Film Information


Director: Ali Kalthami
Country: Saudi Arabia
Year: 2016
Language: Arabic, English Subtitles
Runtime:  34 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producer: Mississippi Ibrahim
Executive Producer: Ahmed Alerwi, Alaa Yousef Faden
Music:  Sami Matar Moghazi
Cinematography / DP: Mohammad Abduljabbar, Ali Abdullah, Ali Alasmari, Sultan Alsalam, Fahad Alsuwayan, Amr Ammari, Fadi Fawzi, Abdulrahman Hamdi, Modar Al Hasan, Tariq Juwaidi
Editing: Turki Almohsen

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The Cherry Tree

Cherry Tree, The

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Thu Mar 1, 2018 – 5:00 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Sat Mar 3, 2018 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande


The Cherry Tree

Directed by Matthieu Boivineau

Short Narrative
France | 27 min | 2017


A large cherry tree in a garden, a family, moments of life, time passing by. Through the 4 seasons, this majestic cherry tree changes, this family too.
Like a poem about passing time and an ode to nature, a reflection on our changing identities …



The Cherry Tree - Matthieu BoivineauMatthieu Boivineau
Director, Producer, Writer

Born in Poitiers in 1985, Matthieu Boivineau grew up in Châteaubriant (FRANCE), an small city between Rennes, Nantes and Angers. Directing his first short films in school, from animating modeling, to clips and shorts documentary, he refines his vision and learns to master the tools of creation.

Along with a BTS Audiovisual (LISA, Angoulême, major of promotion) and some training courses on shooting in Poitou-Charente, he began writing his first feature film “Denis”. With a little unconsciousness but a lot of determination, he decides to produce it himself, and to realize it of course. An associative structure, a few helpers, personal funds and a lot of resourcefulness allow him to shoot for 6 weeks with a team of students and professionals throughout France. It celebrates its 20 years during the shooting. After a year of editing, Les Films à Fleur de Peau is seduced by the film. On October 7, 2009, Denis released in dozens of cinemas in Paris and in the provinces.

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Film Information


Director: Matthieu Boivineau
Country: France
Year: 2017
Language: French
Runtime: 27 min
Rated: PG

Credits


Producers: Matthieu Boivineau
Editor: Pascal Garrigue
Sound Editor: Jean-Baptiste and Renaud Duguet
Director of Photography: Jérémy Lebreton and Jimmy Boutry
Original Music/Composer:  Simon Rousseau

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