Cultural Diplomacy in Action

March 26 - April 5, 2020
at Harkins Theatres Scottsdale 101




Screening Times:
Monday, March 30 at 2:35 pm
Friday, April 3 at 1:30 pm
Saturday, April 4 at 11:05 am

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Original languge title: Antigone


Director: Sophie Desraspe

Cast: Nahéma Ricci, Antoine Desrochers, Nour Belkhiria, Rachida Oussaada, Rawad El-Zein, Hakim Brahimi, Paul Doucet

Producer: Marc Daigle

Cinematography: Sophie Desraspe

Screenplay: Sophie Desraspe

Length: 109 minutes

Language: French

In helping her brother escape from prison, Antigone confronts the authorities: the police, the judicial and penal systems, and the father of her friend Haemon. A straight-A student and model citizen until now, she sees the vice-grip tighten around her. But she rejects the law of men for her own sense of justice, dictated by love and loyalty.

Trailer: English subtitles

Awards: Toronto International Film Festival: Won, Best Canadian Feature Film; Whistler Film Festival: Won, Phillip Borsos Awards (Best Canadian Fiction Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress for Nahéma Ricci); Palm Springs International Film Festival: Special Mention, Best International Screenplay

Website: French

Facebook: French and English

Czech Republic


Screening Times:
Thursday, April 2 at 2:45 pm
Friday, April 3 at 9:00 am
Saturday, April 4 at 1:30 pm

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On the Roof

Original languge title: Na střeše


Director: Jiří Mádl

Cast: Alois Švehlík, Duy Anh Tran, Mary Bartalos, Vojtěch Dyk, Adrian Jastraban, David Švehlík, Radek Zima, Miroslav Táborský, Martin Sitta, Denisa Pfauserová, Veronika Lazorčáková, Mariana Kopecká

Producer: Monika Kristlová

Cinematography: Martin Žiaran

Screenplay: Jiří Mádl

Length: 97 minutes

Language: Czech

Situated in Prague, a 20-year-old Vietnamese named Song, hoped for a better future in Europe. But now in a Vietnamese district in Prague, he is trapped in a marijuana grow house and has life of a modern slave. Police rounds up the place. Song runs away on the rooftop of a condo building in a nearby district where he breaks down. Mr. Rypar (78) lives alone. He is fond of the old times, living in a strong opposition to modern world. Rypar goes up on the roof and meets Song standing on the very edge of the roof crying and the story begins.

Trailer: English subtitles

Awards: Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival: Won, Grand Newcomer Award International Competition; 2019 Czech Lion Awards (Oscars equivalent): 7 Nominations

Website: Czech or English

Facebook: Czech



Screening Times:
Tuesday, March 31 at 2:40 pm
Friday, April 3 at 11:05 am
Sunday, April 5 at 11:45 am

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The Revolution and the Artists

Original languge title: La Revolución y los artistas


Director: Gabriel Retes

Cast: Gabriel Retes, Meritxell Gález, Miguel Peraza, Horacio Castelo, Lenny Zundel, Gabriela Coppola, Vicente Flores, Grecia Peña, Adrián Matta, Rodrigo Azuela, Alan de Castillo, Ana Gabiño, Alan Ciangherotti, Karla Zapién, Patricia Reyes Spíndola

Producers: Meritxell Gález, Gabriel Retes

Cinematography: Demian Barba

Screenplay: Gabriel Retes, Meritxell Gález

Length: 108 minutes

Language: Spanish

A romance between the painters and writers: Dr. Atl and Nahui Olin arises in the 20's, the golden age of Mexican art, when the seeds of modern art and education were planted.

Trailer: English subtitles

Website: Spanish

Facebook: Spanish

North Macedonia


Screening Times:
Wednesday, April 1 at 2:30 pm
Friday, April 3 at 3:50pm
Sunday, April 5 at 10:10 am

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God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya

Original languge title: God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya


Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska

Cast: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Simeon Moni Damevski, Suad Begovski, Stefan Vujisič, Violeta Shapkovska, Xhevdet Jashari

Producer: Labina Mitevska

Cinematography: Virginie Saint-Martin

Screenplay: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Elma Tataragić

Length: 104 minutes

Language: Macedonian

Every January in the small Macedonian town of Štip, the high priest throws a cross into the local waters, while dozens of men charge for it. The one who finds the cross is believed to gain overall good fortune and prosperity. An unemployed single young woman Petrunija jumps into the water and catches the cross. In this conservative setting, her competitors feel they have every right to be furious: a woman dared to compete and achieve what they failed to succeed in. Petrunija insists that she is the winner and refuses to return the cross.

Trailer: English subtitles

Awards: Berlin International Film Festival: Won, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Guild Film Prize; Seville European Film Festival: Won, Best Actress; Arab Critic's Awards for European Films: Won, Arab Critics' Award; Motovun Film Festival: Won, FIPRESCI Prize-Best film; Slovene Film Festival: Won, Vesna-Best Minority Coproductions

Website: English

Facebook: Macedonian

All films are with English subtitles



We look forward to seeing you at the movies.

This film program, showcasing the best new feature films from the CCAZ Member countries, is presented in association with:

ACPAV Canada
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Retes Artes MX Consulate
Macedonia Diaspora MK Consulate

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