03/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
INHEBBEK HEDI

Hedi is a quiet young man following the path that has been traced out for him. Tunisia is changing, but Hedi doesn’t expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. The same week his mother is preparing his marriage, his boss sends him to the seaside town of Mahdia […]

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME A

‘The Van Bommel Brothers’ by Laurens Jans (Belgium – 25:00) Between free will and loyalty, Kamiel,  tries to escape the misery of his wretched existence. ‘Friend or Foe’ by Shirley Mintoff (Malta – 17:26) Malta, 1941. RAF Squadron Leader James Alden is given the order to escort a German child to safety. The survival of […]

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
THE NEW KID

Benoit’s first week at his new school does not go to plan. He’s roughed up by Charles’s gang, the popular kids, and the only pupils who welcome him with any kindness are the «nerds». Fortunately, there’s Johanna, a pretty Swedish girl who Benoit makes friends with and whom he falls for. However, little by little […]

Full Info
04/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
INHEBBEK HEDI

Hedi is a quiet young man following the path that has been traced out for him. Tunisia is changing, but Hedi doesn’t expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. The same week his mother is preparing his marriage, his boss sends him to the seaside town of Mahdia […]

Full Info
04/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
KEEPER

Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Only 15 years old, they have barely left childhood. Mélanie discovers she is pregnant. Maxime wants to keep the child at all costs.

Full Info
04/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
PORNO E LIBERTA (PORN TO BE FREE)

A documentary about the generation who fought against puritanism and censorship to defend freedom of speech and sexual freedom. From Italy, Denmark and France through to California, the film follows a group of rebels who started a battle against censorship through pornography. Together they shook the church, the politics and the institutions. Through uncensored exclusive footage […]

Full Info
04/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
GIRLS LOST

Based on a highly prized novel, this is a story about awakening sexuality and gender identity – willingly crossing the boundaries between dark reality and dreamy fairytale.    

Full Info
04/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SPARROWS

The story follows a 16-year-old Icelandic boy, Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavík, She has to leave the country for a new job, sending him back to the small town of his youth. There he finds his old friend, suddenly a young woman with a tricky romantic relationship; and his father has become […]

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
MIDNIGHT EXPRESS

Sir Alan Parker, the director of Midnight Express will be present for the screening at Fort St. Elmo and will be talking prior to the screening about the making of this film, his career as a filmmaker and cinema. Filmed mostly at Fort St. Elmo and the streets of Valletta, the film is being screened as part of the 450 anniversary since […]

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH

In a time when traditions walk side by side with smartphones and social medias, Barakah, a funny and improbable municipal agent responsible to enforce order in town, will meet a beautiful erratic ultra-famous Instagram video blogger. The unthinkable happens: they fall in love and will try to have a proper date against all odds.

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
THE YARD

A single father and peripheral poet loses his job as a literary critic when he reviews his own book. With no formal education, he ends up at Yarden, a trans-shipment hub for car imports. He becomes an outcast, a nameless stranger with a five-digit number, who must learn to negociate the suspicions of his immigrant […]

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04/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
HOTEL DALLAS

Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, “Hotel Dallas” is a surreal parable of communism, capitalism, and the power of art. In the 80s, in the twilight of communist Romania, “Dallas” is the only American show allowed on TV. It offers a vision of wealth and glamour that captures the imagination of millions. Among them are Ilie […]

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME B

‘A Six and Two Threes’ by Andy Berriman (UK – 12:30) Sean searches his father Mick. When he hits a dead end, Sean is forced to rely on the help of wisecracking loner Mackenzie. ‘When you hear the bells’ by Chabname Zariab (Afghanistan, France  – 25:00) Saman, 18, lives in the hell-holes of the Bacha […]

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
AMATEUR TEENS

A group of teenagers at a secondary school in Zurich yearn for love, acceptance, and sex. With the power of social media pressuring them towards being cooler and sexier, the kids are pushed towards fulfilling the fantasies they see on their screens. As things spiral out of control, it becomes almost impossible to differentiate between […]

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
HOTEL DALLAS

Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, “Hotel Dallas” is a surreal parable of communism, capitalism, and the power of art. In the 80s, in the twilight of communist Romania, “Dallas” is the only American show allowed on TV. It offers a vision of wealth and glamour that captures the imagination of millions. Among them are Ilie […]

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
IN YOUR DREAMS

Laura, 16, is quick, deft and stubborn. She spends her holiday at her father’s who she goes mountain climbing with. Laura longs to demonstrate her physical skills some other way. She secretly practices parkour somersaults and jumps. She runs away from her father’s back to Prague where she lives with her mother and heads for […]

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
THE YARD

A single father and peripheral poet loses his job as a literary critic when he reviews his own book. With no formal education, he ends up at Yarden, a trans-shipment hub for car imports. He becomes an outcast, a nameless stranger with a five-digit number, who must learn to negociate the suspicions of his immigrant […]

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
KEEPER

Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Only 15 years old, they have barely left childhood. Mélanie discovers she is pregnant. Maxime wants to keep the child at all costs.

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
TANNA

In one of the world’s last tribal societies, a young girl breaks off an arranged marriage to run away with her lover, setting off a war that threatens the tribe’s future.

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza San Ġorġ
TOMORROW

What if telling a story that gives hope by pointing out solutions was the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that shake our world ? Following the publication of a study forecasting the possible extinction of mankind by 2100, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent travelled through 10 countries to understand the […]

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
INHEBBEK HEDI

Hedi is a quiet young man following the path that has been traced out for him. Tunisia is changing, but Hedi doesn’t expect much from the future and lets others make his big decisions for him. The same week his mother is preparing his marriage, his boss sends him to the seaside town of Mahdia […]

Full Info
05/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
UNITED STATES OF LOVE

Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, […]

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
SAND STORM

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university – a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the […]

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05/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
ZUD

ZUD – when the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals. The unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the young boy who should tame and race the wild horse. An […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HOTEL DALLAS

Playfully mixing fiction and documentary, “Hotel Dallas” is a surreal parable of communism, capitalism, and the power of art. In the 80s, in the twilight of communist Romania, “Dallas” is the only American show allowed on TV. It offers a vision of wealth and glamour that captures the imagination of millions. Among them are Ilie […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME C

‘Hide and Seek’ by Camille Fleury (France – 23:48) A room painted Blue. White corridors. Some patients. Alice is in the hospital. Here, she does not invite. She gets visitors. ‘Bellissima’ by Alessandro Capitani (Italy – 12:00) Veronica, 20, locks herself in a nightclubs toilet cubicle after a heartbreak. But fate has something in store […]

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06/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
SPARROWS

The story follows a 16-year-old Icelandic boy, Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavík, She has to leave the country for a new job, sending him back to the small town of his youth. There he finds his old friend, suddenly a young woman with a tricky romantic relationship; and his father has become […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
ZUD

ZUD – when the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals. The unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the young boy who should tame and race the wild horse. An […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
THE NEW KID

Benoit’s first week at his new school does not go to plan. He’s roughed up by Charles’s gang, the popular kids, and the only pupils who welcome him with any kindness are the «nerds». Fortunately, there’s Johanna, a pretty Swedish girl who Benoit makes friends with and whom he falls for. However, little by little […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
UNITED STATES OF LOVE

Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires. Agata is a young mother, trapped in an unhappy marriage, […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
IN YOUR DREAMS

Laura, 16, is quick, deft and stubborn. She spends her holiday at her father’s who she goes mountain climbing with. Laura longs to demonstrate her physical skills some other way. She secretly practices parkour somersaults and jumps. She runs away from her father’s back to Prague where she lives with her mother and heads for […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
THE ISLAND FUNERAL

Laila decides to take a road trip from Bangkok to Pattani, one of the three southernmost Thai provinces, to visit their long-lost aunt. Her brother and his friend are tagging along. The three take off from Bangkok during the time the capital is going through radical conflict between different political ideologies. Being away from the […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
SAND STORM

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university – a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the […]

Full Info
06/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
PARENTS

Parents tells the story of two parents who attempt to fill the void in their lives after their child moves out. Left with a feeling of needlessness, they try to rekindle the magic sparks from their younger days, returning to their old student apartment where they first fell in love. When one morning they wake […]

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06/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
EL CLASICO

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Sherwin, a huge Barcelona fan, to join […]

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06/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
WALLS

The world is increasingly divided by walls. There are human beings on one side and the other. We do not want to discuss whether its existence is absurd or logical, if unavoidable or not, we only want to show that people who are on either side are essentially equal.

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
ZUD

ZUD – when the unforgiving forces of nature take their toll on humans and animals. The unexpected return of snow devastates the nomad family’s livestock. 11-year old Sukbhat is forced to leave his childhood behind. Now the hopes of the family rely on the young boy who should tame and race the wild horse. An […]

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME D

‘I am sorry’ by Teodor Kuhn (Slovakia – 16:40) 15-year old Patrik has made a fatal mistake. His bad conscience pushes him away from his loved ones, and alone with his guilt. ‘Flower of a thousand colours’ by Karen Vazquez Guadarrama (Belgium – 22:52) Single mother Emiliana is trying to survive in a remote Bolivian […]

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07/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
THE NEW KID

Benoit’s first week at his new school does not go to plan. He’s roughed up by Charles’s gang, the popular kids, and the only pupils who welcome him with any kindness are the «nerds». Fortunately, there’s Johanna, a pretty Swedish girl who Benoit makes friends with and whom he falls for. However, little by little […]

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
WALLS

The world is increasingly divided by walls. There are human beings on one side and the other. We do not want to discuss whether its existence is absurd or logical, if unavoidable or not, we only want to show that people who are on either side are essentially equal.

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
GIRLS LOST

Based on a highly prized novel, this is a story about awakening sexuality and gender identity – willingly crossing the boundaries between dark reality and dreamy fairytale.    

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
PARENTS

Parents tells the story of two parents who attempt to fill the void in their lives after their child moves out. Left with a feeling of needlessness, they try to rekindle the magic sparks from their younger days, returning to their old student apartment where they first fell in love. When one morning they wake […]

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
AMATEUR TEENS

A group of teenagers at a secondary school in Zurich yearn for love, acceptance, and sex. With the power of social media pressuring them towards being cooler and sexier, the kids are pushed towards fulfilling the fantasies they see on their screens. As things spiral out of control, it becomes almost impossible to differentiate between […]

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
PARASOL

Vacation – a Mediterranean island. Three solitary persons wandering; a summer ending. Three lonely souls fiercely determined not to stay that way. Nostalgia for a past that never was.

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07/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HALAL LOVE (AND SEX)

In Beirut, Awatef is recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to be able to marry her again, for the 4th time. Lubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only. Everyone tries to […]

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07/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
DESDE ALLA (FROM AFAR)

Wealthy middle-aged Armando (Alfredo Castro) lures young men to his home with money. He doesn’t want to touch, only watch from a strict distance. He also follows an elderly businessman with whom he seems to have had a traumatic relationship. Armando’s first encounter with street thug Elder (Luis Silva) is violent, but this doesn’t discourage […]

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07/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
PIKADERO

Unable to fly the nest due to the economic crisis that grips Spain, a penniless, young couple have trouble consummating their fledgling relationship in their parents’ homes. As they become increasingly desperate to make love and with no money to afford a hotel, they are forced to look for local public hotspots used for sex, […]

Full Info
07/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
HOTEL MACHINE

The Mayflower and the Commodore in Betroth, the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, the Al Deira in Gaza, the Hyatt in Belgrade, the Ukraine Hotel in Kiev, the Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, the Serena in Kabul, the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu… These hotels have accommodated most of the journalists who reported on the conflicts in these cities. This is where they […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
WALLS

The world is increasingly divided by walls. There are human beings on one side and the other. We do not want to discuss whether its existence is absurd or logical, if unavoidable or not, we only want to show that people who are on either side are essentially equal.

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME A

‘The Van Bommel Brothers’ by Laurens Jans (Belgium – 25:00) Between free will and loyalty, Kamiel,  tries to escape the misery of his wretched existence. ‘Friend or Foe’ by Shirley Mintoff (Malta – 17:26) Malta, 1941. RAF Squadron Leader James Alden is given the order to escort a German child to safety. The survival of […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
PORNO E LIBERTA (PORN TO BE FREE)

A documentary about the generation who fought against puritanism and censorship to defend freedom of speech and sexual freedom. From Italy, Denmark and France through to California, the film follows a group of rebels who started a battle against censorship through pornography. Together they shook the church, the politics and the institutions. Through uncensored exclusive footage […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
HOTEL MACHINE

The Mayflower and the Commodore in Betroth, the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, the Al Deira in Gaza, the Hyatt in Belgrade, the Ukraine Hotel in Kiev, the Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, the Serena in Kabul, the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu… These hotels have accommodated most of the journalists who reported on the conflicts in these cities. This is where they […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
TANNA

In one of the world’s last tribal societies, a young girl breaks off an arranged marriage to run away with her lover, setting off a war that threatens the tribe’s future.

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT

In an underworld, against the backdrop of the Danube and Vienna’s skyline, live the underdogs of respectable society. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armour, these Bulgarian Roma pose, play and seduce Marlon Brando style. They moved to Vienna in search of adventure, freedom and a quick buck, but poverty has drawn them to […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH

In a time when traditions walk side by side with smartphones and social medias, Barakah, a funny and improbable municipal agent responsible to enforce order in town, will meet a beautiful erratic ultra-famous Instagram video blogger. The unthinkable happens: they fall in love and will try to have a proper date against all odds.

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
JUNCTION 48

Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music – and against […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
RAUF

First love is often painful. Still, that’s not going to stop Rauf from showing Zana how much he fancies her. Alas, the eleven-year-old’s advances only elicit amused smiles from the young woman. Fortunately, Rauf has a couple of loyal friends at his side that he can count on for advice and perspective. Undeterred by the […]

Full Info
08/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
FUOCOAMMARE (FIRE AT SEA)

Samuele is 12 years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women and children who try to cross it to get to his […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HOTEL MACHINE

The Mayflower and the Commodore in Betroth, the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, the Al Deira in Gaza, the Hyatt in Belgrade, the Ukraine Hotel in Kiev, the Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, the Serena in Kabul, the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu… These hotels have accommodated most of the journalists who reported on the conflicts in these cities. This is where they […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME B

‘A Six and Two Threes’ by Andy Berriman (UK – 12:30) Sean searches his father Mick. When he hits a dead end, Sean is forced to rely on the help of wisecracking loner Mackenzie. ‘When you hear the bells’ by Chabname Zariab (Afghanistan, France  – 25:00) Saman, 18, lives in the hell-holes of the Bacha […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
PIKADERO

Unable to fly the nest due to the economic crisis that grips Spain, a penniless, young couple have trouble consummating their fledgling relationship in their parents’ homes. As they become increasingly desperate to make love and with no money to afford a hotel, they are forced to look for local public hotspots used for sex, […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT

In an underworld, against the backdrop of the Danube and Vienna’s skyline, live the underdogs of respectable society. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armour, these Bulgarian Roma pose, play and seduce Marlon Brando style. They moved to Vienna in search of adventure, freedom and a quick buck, but poverty has drawn them to […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
PARASOL

Vacation – a Mediterranean island. Three solitary persons wandering; a summer ending. Three lonely souls fiercely determined not to stay that way. Nostalgia for a past that never was.

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
RAUF

First love is often painful. Still, that’s not going to stop Rauf from showing Zana how much he fancies her. Alas, the eleven-year-old’s advances only elicit amused smiles from the young woman. Fortunately, Rauf has a couple of loyal friends at his side that he can count on for advice and perspective. Undeterred by the […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
GIRLS LOST

Based on a highly prized novel, this is a story about awakening sexuality and gender identity – willingly crossing the boundaries between dark reality and dreamy fairytale.    

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. Together with his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he confronts a region on edge through filming the difficulty and beauty of […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
ISOLATED

540 people inhabit an island the size of one block. Isolated, takes audiences on a journey to a densely populated artificial island in the Colombian Caribbean. This feature documentary muses on the role of men in society and uses this island as a metaphor of our planet.

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
24 WEEKS

The stage lights, the applause – Astrid loves being a cabaret performer, and loves her tolerant and supportive husband Markus. Every decision is taken together, and this one is no different: what will they do with the child that Astrid is carrying, now, six months into the pregnancy, that she learns it will be severely […]

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
A DRAGON ARRIVES!

Three adventurous young men are put in danger by their unauthorized investigation into the legend of an earthquake phenomenon in an ancient graveyard on a mysterious island. Based on a true story that could not seem any further from the truth.

Full Info
09/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SOCOTRA – THE ISLAND OF DJINNS

The film is the story of a trip on the remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, in front of Yemen. Socotra is isolated during the monsoon winds, when is imposible to land. This isolation has preserved a unique environment. Frankincense and myrrh trees grow freely on Socotra. Ahmed Afrar with some companions and […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT

In an underworld, against the backdrop of the Danube and Vienna’s skyline, live the underdogs of respectable society. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armour, these Bulgarian Roma pose, play and seduce Marlon Brando style. They moved to Vienna in search of adventure, freedom and a quick buck, but poverty has drawn them to […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME C

‘Hide and Seek’ by Camille Fleury (France – 23:48) A room painted Blue. White corridors. Some patients. Alice is in the hospital. Here, she does not invite. She gets visitors. ‘Bellissima’ by Alessandro Capitani (Italy – 12:00) Veronica, 20, locks herself in a nightclubs toilet cubicle after a heartbreak. But fate has something in store […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. Together with his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he confronts a region on edge through filming the difficulty and beauty of […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SOCOTRA – THE ISLAND OF DJINNS

The film is the story of a trip on the remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, in front of Yemen. Socotra is isolated during the monsoon winds, when is imposible to land. This isolation has preserved a unique environment. Frankincense and myrrh trees grow freely on Socotra. Ahmed Afrar with some companions and […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
ISOLATED

540 people inhabit an island the size of one block. Isolated, takes audiences on a journey to a densely populated artificial island in the Colombian Caribbean. This feature documentary muses on the role of men in society and uses this island as a metaphor of our planet.

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
24 WEEKS

The stage lights, the applause – Astrid loves being a cabaret performer, and loves her tolerant and supportive husband Markus. Every decision is taken together, and this one is no different: what will they do with the child that Astrid is carrying, now, six months into the pregnancy, that she learns it will be severely […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
AMATEUR TEENS

A group of teenagers at a secondary school in Zurich yearn for love, acceptance, and sex. With the power of social media pressuring them towards being cooler and sexier, the kids are pushed towards fulfilling the fantasies they see on their screens. As things spiral out of control, it becomes almost impossible to differentiate between […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
JUNCTION 48

Junction 48 is the love story of two young Palestinian hip-hop artists who use their music to fight against both the external oppression of Israeli society and the internal repression of their own crime-ridden, conservative community. It depicts a new generation of young Arabs who seek normality through their love and music – and against […]

Full Info
10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
A DRAGON ARRIVES!

Three adventurous young men are put in danger by their unauthorized investigation into the legend of an earthquake phenomenon in an ancient graveyard on a mysterious island. Based on a true story that could not seem any further from the truth.

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10/06/2016 - 00:00
Pjazza Teatru Rjal
MAMMAL

Margaret, a divorced woman living alone in Dublin, learns that her teenage son has been found dead. Enduring her unsettling grief privately, she escapes daily to the local swimming pool. One day at the pool she runs into Joe, a homeless youth she found injured late one night in the deserted laneway behind her work. […]

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10/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

In the wild Afghan mountains, a gang of Kuchi kids dig out anti-personal mines to collect the explosives, recycle weapons and keep tight control on the caravans smuggling opium . When they are not waging their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan, the children are fleeing away in their personal fantasies […]

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10/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
PORNO E LIBERTA (PORN TO BE FREE)

A documentary about the generation who fought against puritanism and censorship to defend freedom of speech and sexual freedom. From Italy, Denmark and France through to California, the film follows a group of rebels who started a battle against censorship through pornography. Together they shook the church, the politics and the institutions. Through uncensored exclusive footage […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
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SOCOTRA – THE ISLAND OF DJINNS

The film is the story of a trip on the remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, in front of Yemen. Socotra is isolated during the monsoon winds, when is imposible to land. This isolation has preserved a unique environment. Frankincense and myrrh trees grow freely on Socotra. Ahmed Afrar with some companions and […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME D

‘I am sorry’ by Teodor Kuhn (Slovakia – 16:40) 15-year old Patrik has made a fatal mistake. His bad conscience pushes him away from his loved ones, and alone with his guilt. ‘Flower of a thousand colours’ by Karen Vazquez Guadarrama (Belgium – 22:52) Single mother Emiliana is trying to survive in a remote Bolivian […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
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TANNA

In one of the world’s last tribal societies, a young girl breaks off an arranged marriage to run away with her lover, setting off a war that threatens the tribe’s future.

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
THE LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED

In the wild Afghan mountains, a gang of Kuchi kids dig out anti-personal mines to collect the explosives, recycle weapons and keep tight control on the caravans smuggling opium . When they are not waging their own mini-wars in the daily madness of life in Afghanistan, the children are fleeing away in their personal fantasies […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
THE ISLAND FUNERAL

Laila decides to take a road trip from Bangkok to Pattani, one of the three southernmost Thai provinces, to visit their long-lost aunt. Her brother and his friend are tagging along. The three take off from Bangkok during the time the capital is going through radical conflict between different political ideologies. Being away from the […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
MAMMAL

Margaret, a divorced woman living alone in Dublin, learns that her teenage son has been found dead. Enduring her unsettling grief privately, she escapes daily to the local swimming pool. One day at the pool she runs into Joe, a homeless youth she found injured late one night in the deserted laneway behind her work. […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
EL CLASICO

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Sherwin, a huge Barcelona fan, to join […]

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Spazju Kreativ, St. James Cavalier
PARASOL

Vacation – a Mediterranean island. Three solitary persons wandering; a summer ending. Three lonely souls fiercely determined not to stay that way. Nostalgia for a past that never was.

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Fort St. Elmo
CLOSING CEREMONY & WINNING FILM

Hosted by the popular comedian Chris Dingli, the closing ceremony of Valletta Film Festival 2016 will take place on Saturday 11 June 2016 at Fort St Elmo, Valletta. The closing ceremony will be followed by the screening of the winning film.

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11/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HALAL LOVE (AND SEX)

In Beirut, Awatef is recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to be able to marry her again, for the 4th time. Lubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only. Everyone tries to […]

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12/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
SPARROWS

The story follows a 16-year-old Icelandic boy, Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavík, She has to leave the country for a new job, sending him back to the small town of his youth. There he finds his old friend, suddenly a young woman with a tricky romantic relationship; and his father has become […]

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12/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
PARASOL

Vacation – a Mediterranean island. Three solitary persons wandering; a summer ending. Three lonely souls fiercely determined not to stay that way. Nostalgia for a past that never was.

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12/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
KEEPER

Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Only 15 years old, they have barely left childhood. Mélanie discovers she is pregnant. Maxime wants to keep the child at all costs.

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12/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
EL CLASICO

Alan is deeply in love with Gona and has been keeping it a secret for years. When he finally works up the courage to ask Gona’s father for her hand in marriage, his proposal is denied because of his small stature. Crushed by this verdict, Alan convinces his brother Sherwin, a huge Barcelona fan, to join […]

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13/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
ISOLATED

540 people inhabit an island the size of one block. Isolated, takes audiences on a journey to a densely populated artificial island in the Colombian Caribbean. This feature documentary muses on the role of men in society and uses this island as a metaphor of our planet.

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13/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HOTEL MACHINE

The Mayflower and the Commodore in Betroth, the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo, the Al Deira in Gaza, the Hyatt in Belgrade, the Ukraine Hotel in Kiev, the Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, the Serena in Kabul, the Peace Hotel in Mogadishu… These hotels have accommodated most of the journalists who reported on the conflicts in these cities. This is where they […]

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13/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. Together with his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he confronts a region on edge through filming the difficulty and beauty of […]

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13/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
WALLS

The world is increasingly divided by walls. There are human beings on one side and the other. We do not want to discuss whether its existence is absurd or logical, if unavoidable or not, we only want to show that people who are on either side are essentially equal.

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14/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
KEEPER

Maxime and Mélanie are in love. Only 15 years old, they have barely left childhood. Mélanie discovers she is pregnant. Maxime wants to keep the child at all costs.

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14/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
BARAKAH MEETS BARAKAH

In a time when traditions walk side by side with smartphones and social medias, Barakah, a funny and improbable municipal agent responsible to enforce order in town, will meet a beautiful erratic ultra-famous Instagram video blogger. The unthinkable happens: they fall in love and will try to have a proper date against all odds.

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14/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
HALAL LOVE (AND SEX)

In Beirut, Awatef is recruiting a second wife to help her satisfy her overly loving husband. The jealous Mokhtar needs to find his ex-wife another man to be able to marry her again, for the 4th time. Lubna, freshly divorced, can finally marry her true love, but on a short-term contract only. Everyone tries to […]

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14/06/2016 - 00:00
Embassy Cinemas
THE YARD

A single father and peripheral poet loses his job as a literary critic when he reviews his own book. With no formal education, he ends up at Yarden, a trans-shipment hub for car imports. He becomes an outcast, a nameless stranger with a five-digit number, who must learn to negociate the suspicions of his immigrant […]

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