release date April 21 2019
Screening of the French Film The House by the Sea at Darb 1718 on Sunday
French film The House by the Sea by director Robert Guédiguian will screen at Darb 1718 Cultural Center on Sunday, April 21. This comes after the film's successful tour across international film festivals and reaping five awards. The film took part in a number of film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and Venice International Film Festival where it won two awards and nominated to the Golden Lion Award.

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Darb 1718 contemporary art and culture center is a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to host different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programs and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists. Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.

The House by the Sea took part in a number of prestigious film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and won two awards at the Venice International Film Festival, in addition the nomination for César Awards to star Anaïs Demoustier for the Best Supporting Actress Award.

The film follows an old man who lives nearby the shores of Marseille in his villa who gathers his three children by his side for his last days. When some unexpected guests arrive, the three sons find themselves forced to weigh up what they inherited of their father's ideals.

Written and directed by Robert Guédiguian, The House by the Sea is co-written by Serge Valletti and stars Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Anaïs Demoustier, and Gérard Meylan. The film is distributed by MAD Solutions across the Arab world.

Director Robert Guédiguian was born in Marseille. Many of his early films, including À la ia, à la Mort and La Ville est Tranquille, screened in the Director's Spotlight programme at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and he returned to the festival with his subsequent features Mon Père est Ingénieur, Le Voyage en Arménie, and Neiges du Kilimandjaro, in addition to other credits include Le Promeneur du Champ de Mars, L'armée du Crime, and Une Histoire de Fou. The House by the Sea is his latest film.