The Virgin of Palermo
GERMANY, ITALY/2005/Italian/B&W/35mm/82min
Director: Antonio Guidi
July’s Santa Rosalia fiesta in Palermo, Sicily celebrates the legend of a saint who saved the town from plague. Filmed in black and white, the cityscape is refine, the citizens jolly, and music gentle to the ear. Be fascinated by the richness and openness of the local culture at the heart of this vibrant festival.
9.19(Tue) 20:30 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.22(Fri) 14:05 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.17(Tue) 15:50 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
President Mir Qanbar
Director: Mohammad Shirvani
Hoping to become the president of Iran one day, Mir Qanbar campaigns earnestly with his campaign manager and the film crew.
9.19(Tue) 18:55 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.28(Thu) 14:25 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.17(Tue) 17:50 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center
Don't Forget Me
THAILAND/2003/Thai/Color, B&W/Video/10min
Director: Manutsak Dokmai
The Sound of Footsteps on the Pavement
LEBANON/2004/Arabic, French, English/Color/Video/52min
Director: Reine Mitri
In the Lebanese film, the last days of cafe Modca, which once stood at the center of people’s lives in Beirut. The film takes on the challenge of embedding the collective memory of the withering city. In Thailand, two archival documentaries, on a northern Thai ethnic minority group in the 1960s and the crackdown of students at Thammasat University in 1976, are combined to project "truth."
9.20(Wed) 20:10 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
9.27(Wed) 16:45 @Polepole Higashinakano theater
10.17(Tue) 19:30 @Athenee Francais Cultural Center

Presented by Cinamatrix
Co-presented by Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival Organizing Committee, Athenee Francais Cultural Center, The Film School of Tokyo, Polepole Higashinakano

With support from the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho)