4th edition of Gabes Cinema Fen opens curtains

The 4th edition of Gabes Cinema Fen (GCFEN) Friday evening opened its curtains at the Agora space in the city of Gabes.

This festival dedicated to films from the Arab world and the diaspora, is organised on May 6-12 in a face-to-face and digital mode.

The opening ceremony featured the presentation of the official competition which includes 10 feature films and 11 shorts from the 4 continents as well as “7 Grames” by Karim Ben Khalifa, a project open to students from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Métiers.

Contemporary artistic expressions are also present in the “Video Art” section, this year under the direction of Lebanese theatre and visual artist Rabih Mroué.

Contemporary artistic expressions are also present in the “Video Art” section, this year under the direction of Lebanese theatre and visual artist Rabih Mroué.

This section questions “Life without images” through 14 works by 12 visual artists from 8 various countries.

The “Video Art” section also includes a master class on video clip techniques and a musical performance “Satour-NE” by “Nuri” and Al Issaouia.

The “K-OFF ” section, under the direction of Tunisian curator Kenza Jammeli, continues to support emerging Tunisian artists.

In the virtual reality section, Mohamed Arbi Soualhia presents technologies that help discover new writing through images.

In the cinema section, Ikbal Zalila talks about a political cinema that resists and challenges the world.

In addition to the official competition, the festival’s parallel sections offer new and exclusive films as well as cross-cutting views.

The festival’s godmother Hend Sabri offers the festival’s audience a special moment by inviting them to rediscover two founding films of Arab cinema: “Ta3ala_Chouf” starring Hend Sabri, “The Land” by Youssef Chahine and “Al Bidaya” by Salah Abu Seif

Through cinematographic works, this 4th edition of offers a window on the world, raises ecological issues and reaches out to a “Promise Cinema.” Children too will have their share of the festival with a programme reserved for them.

The retrospective devoted to Lebanese filmmaker Ghassen Salhab is also a cornerstone of this edition through the screening and analysis of his entire filmography.

In order to question and challenge the collective memory of the city, Gabes Cinema Fen is organising an exhibition on the history of football in the region.

Source: Tap New Agency