Autumn 2010

MØNA Filmklubb lets YOU decide which film is going to be our last screening this semester. Everyone voting has a chance to win two free cinema tickets. The winner will be decided at the screening on Thursday the 25th of November 18:00 at Ragnar Frischs Auditorium, Ullevål Kino (John Collets plass).

You can choose between three favourites from MØNA Filmklubb’s archive. They are all blockbusters from the top shelf. And they have all received several awards. So no matter which movie you vote for it will be a good choice. The nominees are:

  Caramel (Libanon)                 Paradise Now (Palestina)          Persepolis (Iran)

  Info and trailer                                  Info and trailer                             Info and  trailer

                                                             

(English subtitles)                          (English subtitles)                       (Norwegian subtitles)

There are three different ways to vote:

1. Write the name of the movie and your own name as a comment below.

2. Visit our facebook page and vote there: www.facebook.com/monafilmklubb

3. Send us an email with the name of the movie and your own name:monafilmklubb@gmail.com

The last opportunity for casting your vote is on Thursday the 25th at 15:00 hours. Meaning three hours before the screening.

Whether you win or not we welcome you to a great screening with free coffee and cakes!

Welcome!

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On Thursday the 11. of November MØNA Filmklubb presents the movie A Jihad for Love directed by Pervez Sharma. Our location is Ragnar Frisch auditorium at Ullevål kino, at 18.00. Watch a preview here.

A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary to explore the complex global intersections of Islam and homosexuality. With unprecedented access and depth, Sharma brings to light the hidden lives of gay and lesbian Muslims from countries like Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, France, India, and South Africa. The majority of gay and lesbian Muslims must travel a lonely and often dangerous road. In many nations with a Muslim majority, laws based on Quranic interpretations are enforced by authorities to monitor, entrap, imprison, torture and even execute homosexuals. Even for those who migrate to Europe or North America and adopt Western personae of “gay,” the relative freedoms of new homelands are mitigated by persistent racial profiling and intensified state surveillance after the terrorist attacks in New York, London and Madrid. As a result, many gay and lesbian Muslims end up renouncing their religion. But the real-life characters of A Jihad for Love aren’t willing to abandon a faith they cherish despite its flaws. Instead, they struggle to reconcile their ardent belief with the innate reality of their being. The international chorus of gay and lesbian Muslims brought together by A Jihad for Love doesn’t seek to vilify or reject Islam, but rather negotiate a new relationship to it. In doing so, the film’s extraordinary characters point the way for all Muslims to move beyond the hostile, war-torn present, toward a more hopeful future.

We have the pleasure to welcoming  Marie Christophersen from the organization Queer Youth (Skeiv Ungdom) to introduce the movie.

As always we serve steaming hot coffee and tasty cakes. The screening is free and open for everybody.

Welcome!

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On Thursday the 28. of October MØNA Filmklubb presents the French-Austrian-Tyrkish movie For a moment freedom directed by Arash T. Riahi. Our location is Ragnar Frisch auditorium at Ullevål kino, at 18.00. Watch a preview here. (German subtitles).

For a Moment, Freedom depicts friendship, love and dreams of a better life. Three stories woven into each other as the battle to be granted refugee status begins, and it is far from guaranteed that all of them are going to succeed. The director has created a humorous, engaging and bittersweet story about an important topic, which shows how human destiny is controlled by politics. The story is never reduced to a one-sided presentation of human suffering, but communicates the good moments that can occur, even in the worst possible situations. With impressive strong performances from all involved, especially represented by Swedish-Lebanese Fares Fares, this is a movie you do not want tomiss.

We have the pleasure to welcoming  Irfan Qaiser from Norwegian People’s Aid to introduce the movie.

As always we serve steaming hot coffee and tasty cakes. The screening is free and open for everybody.

Welcome!

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On Thursday the 30. of September MØNA Filmklubb presents the Israeli movie Lemon Tree directed by Eran Riklis. Our location is Ragnar Frisch auditorium at Ullevål kino, at 18.00. Watch a previewhere.

Lemon Tree (2008) is an Israeli movie directed by Eran Riklis. Palestinian Hiam Abbas plays exquisitely the role of the widow Selma. She refuses to give up the fight for her own lemon orchard, even if it means that she has to fight even the Israeli minister of defence herself . This movie has received the audience award in Berlin.

There will be an introduction to the movie (in Norwegian) by Jørgen Jensehaugen. He’s the editor of the Middle East magazine Babylon, and co-editor in  Journal of Peace Research.

As always we serve steaming hot coffee and tasty cakes. The screening is free and open for everybody.

Welcome!

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On Thursday the 16. of September MØNA Filmklubb presents the Egyptian movie The Embassy in the Building (as-sifara fil ‘amara) directed by Amr Amara. Our location is Ragnar Frisch auditorium at Ullevål kino, at 18.00 . The movie has English subtitles.

The Embassy in the building 2005), is already a classic among Egyptian comedies. Adel Imam, probably the most well-known actor in the Arab world, plays the role of Sharif – an ordinary man from Cairo who all of the sudden realizes that the Israeli embassy has moved in next door.

There will be an introduction to the movie (in Norwegian) by Jan Juchelka. He’s an expert on both the Egyptian society and on Adel Imam.

As always we serve steaming hot coffee and tasty cakes. The screening is free and open for everybody.

Welcome!

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On Thursday the 2. of September we present the screening of the Iranian movie The Song of Sparrows, by the well-known director Majid Majidi. Our new location is Ragnar Frisch auditorium at Ullevål kino, at 17.15 (!). The movie has English subtitles. Watch a preview here.

The Song of Sparrows is an award-winning movie from Iran. Karim is fired from his job at an ostrich farm, and has to find a new one. An unexpected choice for his new career should prove to put his values to the test…

An introduction will be held before the screening by the Iranian-Norwegian sociologist and writer Sharam Alghasi.

As always we serve steaming hot coffee and tasty cakes. The screening is free and open for everybody.

Welcome!

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