Ammar Al Beik's 'Dolce Siria' at 51st Pesaro International Film Festival & Berlinale Forum Expanded_MMCA
10 June - 5 July 2015 (Seoul, Korea) | 20-27 June 2015 (Pesaro, Italy)
Following the screening at the 65th Berlin Film Festival in February 2015, Ammar Al Beik’s Dolce Siria has been selected for the forthcoming 51st Pesaro International Film Festival, to be held from 20 to 27 June 2015 in Italy. The video will also be presented this summer in Seoul’s Berlinale Forum Expanded_MMCA (10 June - 5 July 2015), a collaborative program between the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea and the Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art.
A satirical response to Federico Fellini’s 1960 comedy-drama La Dolce Vita. Al Beik’s movie unfolds as a poignant narrative of the dramatic events affecting his homeland and leading to the extinction of love and happiness, which Fellini’s protagonist Marcello Rubini was unsuccessfully looking for decades ago. Cloaking Syria behind the metaphorical veil of circus, Al Beik tells the despair of his fellow citizens, living a life that is anything but “dolce”.