The Metropolis Art Cinema Association
« The Metropolis Art Cinema Association was created in 2006 with the aim to defend and promote cinema in all of its shapes and forms.
The objectives of the Association have developed around several items:
– Promote independent Lebanese, Arab and international films
– Incite the younger public to discover cinema through tailor-made programs
– Establish a rich and varied programming by presenting different genres, eras and tendencies, with an interest in alternative films and documentaries
– Support the access to cinema for everyone
Metropolis Association showcases year round programs of films rarely present on the Lebanese commercial screens.
This has allowed Metropolis Association to foster and secure a new public that has been growing constantly over the years.
It programs since 2008 the Metropolis Empire Sofil Theater in Beirut.
Today, it welcomes over 75,000 spectators a year and organizes a wide array of events across the country (Jounieh, Tripoli, Tyr, Zahlé, Saida, Bekaa). » (Metropolis website)
« Cinematheque Beirut is an ambitious project that aims to become an innovative and dynamic facility dedicated to the art and conservation of cinema in Lebanon.
It continues the efforts undertaken by the Metropolis Association in terms of promoting the Lebanese and Arab cinema heritage and documenting the Lebanese movie production. » (Metropolis website)
The decoration symbolizes the revival of art-house movies during the Belle Epoque in the heart of Beirut.
Price : about 10 euros for high quality movies (not based on the marketing scheme) and international festivals are often displayed (last Week, brazilian movie festival).
Original movies are broadcasted with english subtitles.
The film that I watched in some way reminds me The Big Blue by the french director Luc Besson.