Showing posts with label Capernaum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Capernaum. Show all posts

Saturday, January 5, 2019

ِA Day in San Francisco with Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzanar


Dr. Ramzi Salti (middle) with Khaled Mouzanar (left) and Nadine Labaki (right)

December 2018 was a month to remember because I finally got to meet and interview two amazing Lebanese artists whom I have long admired:  Lebanese Director Naine Labaki and her husband Composer/Producer Khaled Mouzanar.  The couple was in San Francisco to promote Labaki's new film Capernaum.

Here are some pictures and short video clips from that day--including some that were taken at an exclusive screening of Capernaum by the AFMI which overseas the Arab Film Festival.  Here I must thank Serge Bakalian and Sony Picture Classics for making this interview possible.  Shukran also to Ahmad Anka for taking the pics + videos.

Pics from my interview with Nadine Labaki in San Francisco:
Listen to the interview at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/nadinelabaki



Pics from my interview with Khaled Mouzanar in San Francisco:



Short video message by Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouzannar (in Arabic) for my Stanford students + Arabology radio show listeners 
Watch below or at https://youtu.be/dttkISpBjWM


Pics from AFMI private screening of Capernaum in San Francisco featuring the film's star, child actor Zain Al Rafeea:





Pics from Q&A session following film screening:
AFMI's Serge Bakalian (right) with the Lebanese trio


Video clip from Discussion following film screening:
Watch below or at https://youtu.be/jX5c3eHS9Ds


Film trailer for Capernaum, currently playing in US theaters: https://youtu.be/ULUo0048xZE



Two scenes from Capernaum




For more info about the Oscar nominated film Capernaum see https://sonyclassics.com/capernaum/





Monday, December 10, 2018

Ramzi Salti Interviews Director Nadine Labaki + Khaled Mouzanar


I am proud to share my radio interviews with (1) Lebanese Director Nadine Labaki and (2) Producer/Musical Composer Khaled Mouzanar who composed the Capernaum كفر ناحوم soundtrack as well as the score for Labaki's previous films Caramel and Where Do We Go Now?




At the Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, November 2018

This interview was recorded in San Francisco on November 18, 2018 while Labaki and Mouzanar--who are married in real life--were promoting the film for Sony Pictures Classics. The film is set for its U.S. theatrical release on on December 14, 2018.

My interview with Nadine Labaki: https://soundcloud.com/arabology/nadinelabaki

My interview with Khaled Mouzanar at https://soundcloud.com/arabology/khaledmouzanar

This film has just been nominated for a Golden Globe award and has been selected as a candidate for the 2019 Oscar race. It also won the Prix du Jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as well as "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.

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For more info about the film, see https://sonyclassics.com/capernaum/

To watch the movie trailer, see https://youtu.be/ULUo0048xZE



Short video of Nadine Labaki and Khaled Mouanar greeting Stanford students + Arabology listeners in Arabic: https://youtu.be/dttkISpBjWM



With thanks to Sony Pictures Classics, The Arab Film Festival and The Arab Film and Media Institute.

To listen/share my Arabology interviews and podcasts, please go to https://soundcloud.com/arabology

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