Tickets Holy Air | September 10th, 18.00 hours
About the event
Cinecitta and International Center Tilburg present a new event: International Comedy. Cinecitta opens up her arms to the international community of Tilburg. Aside from her annual film festival 013 CIFF and her monthly ‘international-friendly’ film screenings, Cinecitta will start hosting International Center Tilburg’s monthly international comedy night.
Since the second edition of 013 CIFF is coming closer, we are planning something special for the two editions of International Cinema prior to the film festival. Therefore, we present ‘Countdown to 013 CIFF‘.
On September 10th we present ‘Holy Air’ plus (optional) diner before and drinks after the film.
• Tickets (including one free drink): €11,- Regular | €12,50 Late | €25,75 Food & Film
• Diner: 18.00
• Film: 19.30
• Drinks: 21.00
About the film | Holy Air | September 10th, 19.30
Writer-director-star Shady Srour’s alternately funny and compassionate satire tackles a subject you rarely see onscreen—the lives of modern Arab Christians scraping by in Israel—and it does so in a wholly winning way. Adam (Srour), a gloomy, unsuccessful, 40-ish Arab-Christian businessman living in Nazareth with his pregnant wife, decides to bottle the ‘holy air’ from Mount Precipice and sell it to tourists. But there are a lot of people and circumstances—from gangsters demanding protection money to his dying father—standing in his way… Reminiscent of the work of Elia Suleiman and replete with inspired visual gags, Holy Air drolly captures the spirit of a very confusing place, where Muslim, Jew, and Christian are constantly either at odds with one another or competing for the tourist dollar…