Mahmoud Hojeij and Ahmad Ghossein at the Berlinale

Mahmoud Hojeij and Ahmad Ghossein will be attending the 62nd Berlinale with their short movies:

Impossible Exchange (Mahmoud Hojeij) 2011, 10 min - Berlinale Shorts Competition

A conversation between two strangers: one is ashore and the other is on the sea.
The conversation's depth coincides with the height of the railing.
Their interdependence is apparent and described in different speeds.
The filmmaker's thoughts become apparent.
The ship's departure accelerates the conversation.
Finally, the ship sets sail.

Sun Feb 12 22:00 CinemaxX 3 (ITE)

Mon Feb 13 16:00 CinemaxX 5 (ITE)

Wed Feb 15 22:00 CinemaxX 3 (ITE)

Fri Feb 17 17:45 Colosseum 1 (ITE)

We Will Win (Mahmoud Hojeij) 2006, 8 min - Berlinale Shorts Extra

The film is a portrait of the attempt to solve the Arab- Israeli conflict within eight minutes. Three Men meet in Paris and deal with the political, economical and psychological questions, which surround this antagonism.

Tue Feb 14 19:30 Hebbel am Ufer - HAU 1 (E)

My father is still a communist, intimate secrets to be published (Ahmad Ghossein) 2011, 32 min - Forum Expanded

In revolutionary Cairo, the filmmaker tries to let go of objects accumulated over generations. He films inside the huge flat that used to belong to his parents, with an interior that dates back to the years preceding yet another revolution.

Sun Feb 12 17:30 Kino Arsenal 1 (E)

Sat Feb 18 16:00 CinemaxX 5 (E)

Tue Feb 14 19:30 Hebbel am Ufer - HAU 1 (E)

Mahmoud Hojeij is currently in post-production for his latest film Stable Unstable and Ahmad Ghossein is preparing his first feature film Upside Down.