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Middle Eastern Challenge - Official; August 2018

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Post by sol » September 1st, 2018, 11:03 am

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A friendly reminder that results for this Challenge will be posted in a little over 24 hours (around 11:30am GMT on the 2nd) so you have until then to add any additional watches before I post the final scores. :circle:
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Post by ororama » September 1st, 2018, 1:18 pm

7. Lost Paradise (2009) * 10 min.
The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf, and the Boy (2016) * 19 min.
On the Road to Tel Aviv (2008) * 14 min.
Chicken Heads (2009) * 15 min.
Sense of Morning (2010) * 8 min.

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1. The Band's Visit (2007) * 87 min. (Israel)
2. Wadjda (2012) * 97 min. (Saudi Arabia)
3. The Mirror (1997) * 90 min. (Iran)
4. The Circle (2000) * 87 min. (Iran)
5. Jellyfish (2007) * 78 min. (Israel)
6. A New Day in Old Sana'a (2005) * 83 min. (Yemen)

*First time viewing

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#203

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » September 1st, 2018, 5:14 pm

49. Siccin 2 (2015 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 7+/10 {19 checks}
50. Taxi (2015 / Jafar Panahi / Iran) FTV 9/10 {1056 checks}

My final post for this challenge. Thanks for hosting Sol! :cheers:
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1. Ölüm savasçisi (1984 / Cuneyt Arkin, Cetin Inanc / Turkey) FTV 9+/10 {24 checks}
2. Vahsi Kan (1983 / Cetin Inanc / Turkey) FTV 7+/10 {19 checks}
3. Tarkan and the Blood of the Vikings (1971 / Mehmet Aslan / Turkey) 7+/10 {239 checks}
4. The Deathless Devil (1973 / Yilmaz Atadeniz / Turkey) 6+/10 {29 checks}
5. Turist Ömer Uzay Yolu'nda (1973 / Hulki Saner / Turkey) FTV 5+/10 {251 checks}
6. Seytan-i racim (2013 / Arkin Aktac / Turkey) FTV 6/10 {11 checks}
7. Ammar (2014 / Ozgur Baker / Turkey) FTV 6/10 {10 checks}
8. No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009 / Bhaman Ghobadi / Iran) FTV 7/10 {325 checks}
9. The Band’s Visit (2007 / Eran Kolirin / Israel) 9+/10 {785 checks}
10. Under the Olive Trees (1994 / Abbas Kiarostami / Iran) 8+/10 {885 checks}
11. A Separation (2011 / Asghar Farhadi / Iran) FTV 9+/10 {9834 checks}
12. Ten (2002 / Abbas Kiarostami / Iran) FTV 7/10 {1402 checks}
13. The Messiah (2007 / Nader Talebzadeh / Iran) FTV 7+/10 {4 checks}
14. Alamet-i Kiyamet (2016 / Doga Can Anafarta / Turkey) FTV 7+/10 {1st check}
15. Muska (2014 / Ozkan Celik / Turkey) FTV 5/10 {5 checks}
16. 10 on Ten (2004 / Abbas Kiarostami / Iran) FTV 7/10 {110 checks}
17. Mustang (2015 / Deniz Gamze Erguven / Turkey) FTV 8/10 {1841 checks}
18. 20 Fingers (2004 / Mania Akbari / Iran) 7+/10 {25 checks}
19. Helak: Kayip Koy (2015 / Ozgur Bakar / Turkey) FTV 6/10 {7 checks}
20. Disturbing the Peace (2016 / Stephen Apkon, Andrew Young / Israel, Palestione) FTV 7+/10 {4 checks}
21. Iron Island (2005 / Mohammad Rasoulof / Iran) FTV 7+/10 {47 checks}
22. Azem: Cin Karasi (2014 / Volkan Akbas / Turkey) FTV 4/10 {2 checks}
23. 3 Harflilier: Marid (2010 / Arkin Aktac / Turkey) FTV 4/10 {13 checks}
24. About Elly (2009 / Asghar Farhadi / Iran) FTV 9/10 {1409 checks}
25. From Iran, A Separation (2013 / Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee / Iran) FTV 7/10 {3 checks}
26. This is Not a Film (2011 / Moitaba Mirtahmaslo, Jafar Panahi / Iran) FTV 5/10 {842 checks}
27. The Mirror (1997 / Jafar Panahi / Iran) 8+/10 {306 checks}
28. Waltz With Bashir (2008 / Ari Folman / Israel) FTV 8/10 {8937 checks}
29. Two Women (1999 / Tahmeneh Milani / Iran) FTV 7+/10 {23 checks}
30. The Kindergarten Teacher (2014 / Nadav Lapid / Iran) FTV 8+/10 {59 checks}
31. El-Cin (2013 / Hasan Karacadas / Turkey) FTV 5/10 {20 checks}
32. Ammar 2: Cin Istilasi (2016 / Ozgur Bakar / Turkey) FTV 5/10 {3 checks}
33. Border Cafe (2005 / Kambuzia Partovi / Iran, Turkey) FTV 8/10 {27 checks}
34. Cairo Time (2009 / Ruba Nadda / Egypt) FTV 8/10 {238 checks}
35. Musallat (2007 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 6/10 {92 checks}
36. Musallat 2: Lanet (2011 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 7/10 {22 checks}
37. Uc Harfliler 3: Karabuyu (2016 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 7/10 {2 checks}
38. Turn Left at the End of the World (2004 / Avi Nesher / Israel) FTV 8/10 {29 checks}
39. Siccin (2014 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 7/10 {25 checks}
40. Five Broken Cameras (2011 / Emad Burnat, Guy Davidi / Palestine, Israel) FTV 9/10 {589 checks}
41. The Square (2013 / Jehane Noujaim / Egypt) FTV 8+/10 {567 checks}
42. Theeb (2014 / Naji Abu Nowar / United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan) FTV 9/10 {505 checks}
43. Tickling Giants (2016 / Sara Taksler / Egypt*) FTV 9/10 {31 checks}
44. Kandahar (2001 / Mohsen Makmalbaf / Iran) 8+/10 {647 checks}
45. The Return of Superman (1979 / Kunt Tulgar / Turkey) 7+/10 {36 checks}
46. Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam (1982 / Cetin Inanc / Turkey) 7+/10 {465 checks}
47. Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam’in oglu (2006 / Kartal Tibet / Turkey) 3/10 {174 checks}
48. 3 Dev Adam (1973 / T. Fikret Ucak / Turkey) 6/10 {49 checks}

49. Siccin 2 (2015 / Alper Mestci / Turkey) FTV 7+/10 {19 checks}
50. Taxi (2015 / Jafar Panahi / Iran) FTV 9/10 {1056 checks}


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#204

Post by Gershwin » September 1st, 2018, 6:42 pm

A bit late to chime in, but of course I didn't watch as many movies as I wanted. By far not.

Anyhow:

1. Shirin
2. Mikreh Isha
3. Nashua, gharibeye koochak
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Post by Mate_cosido » September 1st, 2018, 8:23 pm

43. El Naser Salah el Dine - Saladin (1963, Youssef Chahine, Egypt)

44. Gabbeh (1996, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran)

45. Yoman Sadeh - Field Diary (1982, Amos Gitai, Israel)

46. Cheraghi dar meh - A Light in the Fog (2008, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee, Iran)

47. Duvar - The Wall (1983, Yilmaz Güney, Turkey)

48. Avodah (1935, Helmar Lerski, Palestine)
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1. Nun va Goldoon - A Moment of Innocence (1996, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran) *rewatch

2. Salaam Cinema - Hello Cinema (1995, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran) *rewatch

3. Kafr kasem - The Massacre of Kafr Kassem (1975, Borhane Alaouié, Syria/Lebanon)

4. Captain Abu Raed (2008, Amin Matalqa, Jordan)

5. Tepenin Ardi (2012, Emin Alper, Turkey)

6. Kis Uykusu - Winter Sleep (2014, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey)

7. Yek Etefagh sadeh - A Simple Event (1974, Sohrab Shahid Saless, Iran)

8. A Flood in Baath Country (2005, Omar Amiralay, Syria)

9. Al hayatt al yawmiyah fi quariah suriyah - Everyday Life in a Syrian Village (1976, Omar Amiralay, Syria)

10. Niwemang - Half Moon (2006, Bahman Ghobadi, Iran) *rewatch

11. Omar (2013, Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine)

12. Where Should the Birds Fly (2013, Fida Qishta, Palestine)

13. Al-dajaj - The Chickens (1977, Omar Amiralay, Syria)

14. Zir-e poost-e shahr - Under the Skin of the City (2001, Rakhshan Banietemad, Iran)

15. Urs al-jalil - Wedding in Galilee (1987, Michel Khleifi, Palestine)

16. Ayneh - The Mirror (1997, Jafar Panahi, Iran)

17. Beyrouth ya Beyrouth - Beirut Oh Beirut (1975, Maroun Bagdadi, Lebanon)

18. Lamma shoftak - When I Saw You (2012, Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/Jordan)

19. Khomreh - The Jar (1992, Ebrahim Forouzesh, Iran)

20. Mustang (2015, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Turkey)

21. Paradise Now (2005, Hany Abu-Assad, Palestine)

22. Me'Ahorei Hasoragim - Beyond the Walls (1984, Uri Barbash, Israel)

23. Sarmasik - Ivy (2015, Tolga Karaçelik, Turkey)

24. Afsane-ye-ah - The Legend of a Sigh (1991, Tahmineh Milani, Iran)

25. Al-ard - The Earth (1969, Youssef Chahine, Egypt)

26. Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand - Turtles Can Fly (2004, Bahman Ghobadi, Iran)

27. Al Dhakira al Khasba - Fertile Memory (1980, Michel Khleifi, Palestine)

28. Nimeh-ye penhan - The Hidden Half (2001, Tahmineh Milani, Iran)

29. Gece yolculugu - Night Journey (1989, Ömer Kavur, Turkey)

30. Chaharshanbe-soori - Fireworks Wednesday (2006, Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

31. The Syrian Bride (2004, Eran Riklis, Israel)

32. Layali ibn awa - The Night of the Jackal (1988, Abdellatif Abdelhamid, Syria)

33. Darbareye Elly - About Elly (2009, Asghar Farhadi, Iran)

34. Sürü - The Herd (1978, Zeki Ökten, Turkey)

35. Kizilirmak-Karakoyun - Red River, Black Sheep (1967, Lütfi Akad, Turkey)

36. Endise - Anxiety (1974, Serif Gören, Yilmaz Güney, Turkey)

37. Chronicle of a Disappearance (1996, Elia Suleiman, Palestine)

38. Namehay bad - Letters in the Wind (2002, Alireza Amini, Iran)

39. Sous les bombes - Under the Bombs (2007, Philippe Aractingi, Lebanon)

40. Theeb (2014, Naji Abu Nowar, United Arab Emirates/Qatar/Jordan)

41. Baba - Father (1971, Yilmaz Güney, Turkey)

42. Big Bad Wolves (2013, Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, Israel)

43. El Naser Salah el Dine - Saladin (1963, Youssef Chahine, Egypt)

44. Gabbeh (1996, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran)

45. Yoman Sadeh - Field Diary (1982, Amos Gitai, Israel)

46. Cheraghi dar meh - A Light in the Fog (2008, Panahbarkhoda Rezaee, Iran)

47. Duvar - The Wall (1983, Yilmaz Güney, Turkey)

48. Avodah (1935, Helmar Lerski, Palestine)

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » September 2nd, 2018, 7:22 am

43. 'Limaza aish?' / 'What Is Life For?' / 1961, Ibrahim Emara / 5.5 or 6/10 / Egypt
44. 'Ah Güzel Istanbul' / 'Oh Beautiful Istanbul' / 1966, Atif Yilmaz / 9/10 / Turkey
45. 'Vesikali Yarim' / 'My Prostitute Love' / 1968, Lütfi Akad / 8/10 / Turkey
46. 'Tabiate bijan' / 'Still Life' / 1974, Houshang Baharlou, Morteza Momayyez, Sohrab Shahid Saless / 9.5 or 10/10 / Iran
47. 'Ha-Chayim Al-Pi Agfa' / 'Life According to Agfa' / 1992, Assi Dayan / 8.5/10 / Israel
48. 'El Noom fi el Asal' / 'Sleeping in Honey' / 1996, Sharif Arafah, Ali Idris / 6/10 / Egypt
49. 'Doz' / 'A Song of Love' / 2012, Viyan Mayi / 4 or 5/10 / Iraq / Kurdistan
50. 'Asmahan, une diva orientale' / 2013, Silvano Castano / 7/10 / France / Switzerland / Lebanon
51. 'Sufat Chol' / 'Sand Storm' / 2016, Elite Zexer / 7.5/10 / Israel / Germany / France

''Oh beautiful Istanbul.... your beauty of a thousand years... You pierced my ancestors' hearts, as you do mine.''

''An acoustic mirror of the past'', as a critic so beautifully described the Istanbul riverfront of music, ferries, seagulls and bars against which the nostalgic mournfulness of an aging street photographer and the naive, bounding hopes and aspirations of youth and acting success of a newly-arrived woman intersect with a warm-hearted melancholia. It's fascinating to consider 'Oh Beautiful Istanbul' and 'Three Friends' for their depiction of the city of Istanbul as a place of loss and artifice, of re-invention and togetherness. Utterly memorable use of location in both films!

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Thanks for hosting a wonderful challenge, Sol. I enjoyed my August viewings so much. Some amazing and unforgettable new discoveries that I'll cherish. Already looking forward to the next Middle Eastern Challenge!

:cheers:
That's all, folks!

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#207

Post by sol » September 2nd, 2018, 11:39 am

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Top Ten Participants

1st - RogerTheMovieManiac88 - 51
2nd - psychotronicbeatnik - 50
3rd - Mate cosido - 48
4th - OldAle1 - 40
5th - Eve-Lang-El-Coup - 34
6th - 3eyes - 16
7th - sebby - 15
7th - sol - 15
9th - maxwelldeux - 13
10th - nimimerkillinen - 12

Full results available and up-to-date in the OP.

Total number of (equivalent) films watched for the challenge: 363

Average number of watches per participant: 13.4

Thanks for playing, everyone! See you on the September Challenge threads.
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Post by sol » September 2nd, 2018, 1:45 pm

Whops. Fixed. ;)
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#210

Post by OldAle1 » September 2nd, 2018, 1:48 pm

Damn, this is a challenge I could have actually won, had my damn brother not chosen to visit on the spur of the moment for 5 days a couple of weeks ago. It's always something.

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