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Ruya Shop: Dimitri Kirsanoff’s Menilmontant (1926)

This weekend, the Ruya Shop is screening the film Menilmontant (1926) by Dimitri Kirsanoff The Russian filmmaker Dimitri Kirsanoff emigrated to Paris in the 1920s and became involved in cinema by playing the cello in the orchestra at film screenings. His inexpensive experimental films, made alone without a production company, were important contributions to the…
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Ruya Shop: Fouad El Khoury’s Welcome to Beirut (2005)

This week the Ruya Shop is screening the film Welcome to Beirut (2005) by Lebanese artist Fouad El Khoury. “Welcome to Beirut is about daily life: driving in the city, going to the hairdresser, discussions with the grocer, visiting a motor show, a wax museum, dining out. […] More ironic than sarcastic, the film reveals…