CINEBLEND OPEN AIR (pre-opening in Garden Tolhuistuin)
Tuin Tolhuistuin, Tolhuisweg 3, Amsterdam, Amsterdam |
Tuesday 13 June |
CINEBLEND OPEN AIR in cooperation with EYE Filmmuseum, Tolhuistuin, Dancing on the Edge and 180 Amsterdammers. Programme
21.00hr Music performance by the Dutch-Moroccan writer and singer Samira Dainan and guitarist Dieter van der Westen (Kasba). They play various folks styles from Morocco.
±22.00 uur Iftar meal in cooperation with 180 Amsterdammers
±22.15 uur screening of Trances (El hal)
CINEBLEND OPEN AIR in cooperation with EYE Filmmuseum, Tolhuistuin, Dancing on the Edge and 180 Amsterdammers.
Contagious fly-on-the-wall portrait of the musicians of Nass El Ghiwane, also know as the Rolling Stones of Morocco. With their intoxicating instrumentation, complex rhythms and pacifistic lyrics they have been one of the most influential bands of the Moroccan counterculture. For Martin Scorsese the film Trances was the reason to start the World Cinema Project. He saw the film on a New-York tv-channel during the editing of the King of Comedy, and used Nass El Ghiwane’s music in The Last Temptation of Christ.
Ahmed El Maanouni (Morocco)
Morocco | 1981 | 87 min
Arabic spoken, English subtitled
Ahmed El Maanouni (1944, Casablanca) is a screenwriter, film director, cinematographer, actor and producer born in Casablanca. His film Alyam Alyam (1978) was the first Moroccan film to be selected in Cannes Film Festival and won the Grand Prize at the Mannheim film festival.
'Trances’ is part of 'Scorsese Chooses' a selection of films as part of the big Martin Scorsese exhibition in EYE. Trances was the first film to be to preserved and restored as part of his World Cinema Project. Scorsese about the film:
“Both a concert movie and a free-form audiovisual experiment, Ahmed El Maânouni’s Trances is cinematic poetry”.