BAFF: A wonderful journey into the mystery of creativity… through documentaries

For the first time in Lebanon, we introduce to you the 1st Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF), a festival that will screen a various selection of 25 recent documentaries on art. The festival will take place from 5 to 8 November 2015 at Metropolis Empire Sofil (Ashrafieh) and in major Beirut universities (mentioned in the screenings schedule later in the post). The selected films will be screened for the very first time in Beirut talking about Architecture, Art collections, Cinema, Contemporary Art, Dance, Design, Divas, Fashion, Masterpieces, Museums, Music and Photography. As the organizing committee described it: BAFF is an invitation to a wonderful journey into the mystery of creativity, through documentaries.

The festival is not a contest. It’s an open space dedicated to beauty and culture and was able to be launched and perfectly organized especially with the support and generosity of donors, partners, sponsors and the dedication of its organizers and workers.

For five days, Beirut will glitter rays of sophistication, glamour, and refinement.

Screenings Schedule in several venues

Title Director Country Date Time Screening Venue
The Man who Saved the Louvre Jean-Pierre Devillers & Pierre Pochart France 5 Nov 5 PM Balamand University, ALBA (Sin El Fil),
Grand Auditorium
Josep Lluís Sert,
a Nomadic Dream
Pablo Bujosa Rodriguez Spain, USA 5 Nov 6 PM Metropolis 1
Lagerfield vs Saint-Laurent:
the Reason & the Passion
Stephane Kopecky France 5 Nov 6 PM Metropolis 2
Design is One:
Lella & Massimo Vignelli
Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra USA 5 Nov 6 PM Balamand University, ALBA (Sin El Fil),
Grand Auditorium
The Man who Saved the Louvre Jean-Pierre Devillers & Pierre Pochart France 5 Nov 6 PM Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus, IRWIN Theatre
Chanel vs Schiaparelli:
the Black and the Pink
Katia Chapoutier France 5 Nov 7 PM Metropolis 1
 La Passion Noureev  Fabrice Herrault USA 5 Nov 7 PM Metropolis 2
Dalí, the Last Masterpiece
(World Premiere)
David Pujol Spain 5 Nov 8 PM Metropolis 2
The True Story of the Raft of the Medusa Herle Jouon France 5 Nov 8:30 PM Metropolis 1
Georg Baselitz Evelyn Schels Germany 6 Nov 10 AM  Lebanese University, Campus Hadath,
IBA Auditorium
Fellini vs Visconti:
Italian Standoff
Marie-Dominique Montel France 6 Nov 11 AM Saint Joseph University, IESAV, BERYTE Theatre
Dorothea Lange, Grab a Hunk of Lighting Dyanna Taylor USA  6 Nov 12 PM Saint Joseph University, IESAV, BERYTE Theatre
Sagrada, the Mystery of Creation Stefan Haupt Switzerland  6 Nov 1 PM Lebanese University, Campus Hadath,
IBA Auditorium
Tadao Ando:
from Emptiness to Infinity
Mathias Frick Germany 6 Nov 6 PM Metropolis 1
Villa Flora Nathalie David Germany 6 Nov 6 PM Metropolis 2
Fellini vs Visconti:
Italian Standoff
Marie-Dominique Montel France 6 Nov 6 PM Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus, IRWIN Theatre
The Man who Saved the Louvre Jean-Pierre Devillers & Pierre Pochart France 6 Nov 7 PM Metropolis 1
Design is One:
Lella & Massimo Vignelli
Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra USA  6 Nov  7:30 PM  Metropolis 2
Matisse et Picasso, la couleur et le dessin
(Followed by the next film)
Jarmila Buzkova France  6 Nov 8 PM Metropolis 1
Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes Carroll Moore USA  6 Nov 9 PM  Metropolis 1
Gurlitt And the Secret of the Nazi Treasure Maurice Philip Remy Germany  6 Nov 9 PM Metropolis 2
The Great Museum Johannes Holzhausen Germany  7 Nov 5 PM Metropolis 1
Beltracchi, the Art of Forgery Arne Birkenstock Germany  7 Nov 5 PM  Metropolis 2
Alexandre Tharaud, le temps dérobé Raphaelle Aellig Regnier Switzerland  7 Nov 7 PM  Metropolis 1
Georg Baselitz Evelyn Schels Germany  7 Nov 7 PM Metropolis 2
Sagrada, the Mystery of Creation Stefan Haupt Switzerland 7 Nov 8:30 PM Metropolis 1
Fellini vs Visconti: Italian Standoff Marie-Dominique Montel France 7 Nov 9 PM Metropolis 2
The Salt of the Earth Wim Wenders & Juliano Salgado France 8 Nov 6 PM Metropolis 2
Oum Kalthoum, l’astre de l’Orient Feriel Ben Mahmour France 8 Nov 7 PM Metropolis 1
Fairouz Frédéric Mitterrand France 8 Nov 8 PM Metropolis 1
28 Nights and a Poem Akram Zaatari Lebanon 8 Nov 8 PM Metropolis 2
Callas vs Tebaldi,
the Tigress and the Dove
Rene-Jean Bouyer France 8 Nov 9 PM Metropolis 1

For more information, visit www.bafflebanon.org

Luxury Limited Edition – Cynthia Sarkis Perros

Post written by Nadine Asmar
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