Turkey, France, Israel, Italy, Egypt and Greece are all scheduled stops on the Mediterranean Film Festival's cinematic tour. There's Turkey’s comedy Ice Cream, I Scream, about an ice cream peddler whose shiny new truck is stolen by bad little boys, and France's Khamsa by director Karim Dridi which follows a young boy who runs away from his foster family and returns to the gypsy camp where he was born. There's also Israel's Turn Left at the End of the World, a coming-of-age story of two immigrant girls in the Negev desert, Italy's La Passione, Chris Rea’s race car fantasy and Egypt's The Yacoubian Building, set on the rooftop of the Cairo icon where poor families have moved into the storage sheds. And finally, there's Greece’s Nicostratos, Olivier Horlait’s cuddly, family-friendly film about a boy who rescues and raises a pelican. Nicostratos 7 p.m. Friday; Ice Cream at 7 p.m. Saturday, followed by Khamsa at 9 p.m.; Turn Left and Yacoubian 5 p.m. Sunday; Passion 7 p.m. Monday.
Nov. 16-19, 2012