Mohammad Malas & Syrian Cinema - With Nezar Andary

#128 – The Cinema of Mohammad Malas (ملص‎ محمد)

Mohammad Malas is one the most recognized, pioneer Syrian auteur directors and a public intellectual. His films are embedded in the contemporary history of Syria and his themes do not shy away from addressing sensitive societal topics.
Our guest in this episode is professor Nezar Andary. He has a PhD in comparative literature, he is a filmmaker and a scholar who has studied a plethora of cultures, art, the cinema of the Arab world and Mohammad Malas. He is the co-author of The Cinema of Muhammad Malas: Visions of a Syrian Auteur, and is the director of the feature documentary Unlocking Doors of Cinema.

Films covered in this episode:

Quinetra 74 (1974)
Dreams of the City (1984)
The Night (1992)
Passion (2006)
…and more

We would like to thank Irit Neidhardt from mec film

Hosted by Karri Ojala and Henrik Telkki. Edit by Karri Ojala. Guest Nezar Andary. The Flick Lab theme tune written and performed by Nick Grivell and Karri Ojala.

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Original picture of Mohammad Malas by Habib M’henni, released under CC BY-SA 4.0 license. Changes were made to the original work.

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