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21st Arab Film Festival

Under the Robes

Sous les soutanes

Directed by Michel Zarazir

Lebanon / 2015 / 20 mins / Arabic, French / Color

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Empress Theatre
October 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Shattuck Cinemas
October 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Harmony Gold
October 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Description

An isolated convent, where a group of nuns once lived happily, is visited by the Monsignor. He comes to announce that their land will be sold. During the visit, he accidentally steps on a mine that dates back to war times. Everything goes awry, panic sets in, and the faith is questioned as the madness of each of the characters comes to light…


Director's Bio

Born in 1992 in Fayadieh, Lebanon, Michel Zarazir studied cinema at Beirut’s Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) where he got both his BA and MA degrees. UNDER THE ROBES is his Master’s thesis.


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Plays in

  1. Playful Ponderings

    79 mins
    From dating drama in Bahrain and an abandoned Qatari cinemaplex, to wacky Lebanese nuns and land mine explosions, this eclectic mix of 6 whimsical, albeit socially-concerned short format narrative works will take viewers on a journey of humor, self-discovery, and provocation.

    In This Program: Ahmad, The Candle, Five Boys and a Wheel, I Have Been Watching You All Along, Rattled, Under the Robes


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Empress Theatre
October 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Shattuck Cinemas
October 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Plays In:
Playful Ponderings

Harmony Gold
October 28, 2017 4:00 pm