Outside the mainstream

08.10.2011                      10.Tischrei. 5772                      Jom Kippur

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Outside the mainstream

This year’s Haifa International Film Festival features an eclectic array of cinematic gems from near and far.

The 27th Haifa International Film Festival, which runs from October 13-22 at the Haifa Cinematheque, will feature the best of current Israeli and international cinema, but it will also feature some film programs spotlighting films outside the mainstream.
The Independent Cinema Program features Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance, an Iranian/French/American coproduction about a lesbian romance in Tehran. Not surprisingly, the film could not be made in Iran but was shot in Lebanon. Openly critical of the Iranian establishment, it tells the story of a relationship that develops between female cousins when one young woman goes to live in her aunt and uncle’s house after her own parents get into trouble with the government. The film received the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival….