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2019, Rai Com, 93 min, Italy, Dir: Daniele Luchetti

In this touching comedy, husband and father Paolo is busy with his morning routine when unthinkable tragedy strikes at a traffic light. Waking up in what appears to be a post office, Paolo realizes that he has died and now awaits his eternal fate in the afterlife. A clerical error, however, affords him 93 minutes back on Earth. How will he spend it? Starring Pif, Thony, and Renato Carpentieri.

2017, Cohen Media Group, 112 min, Lebanon/Belgium, Dir: Ziad Doueiri

This Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar nominee is set in today’s Beirut, where a civilian dispute blown out of proportion finds Tony (Adel Karam), a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser (Kamel El Basha), a Palestinian refugee, facing off in court. As the media circus surrounding the case threatens a social explosion in divided Lebanon, Tony and Yasser reconsider their values and beliefs as revelations of trauma complicate their understanding of one another. “There is something undeniably exhilarating about the film’s honest assessment of the never-ending conflict between decency and cruelty that rages in every nation, neighborhood and heart.” - A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

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