Taormina Film Fest

The 57th Taormina Film Fest, Italy’s principal summer film event, takes place from June 11 to 18, 2011 in a moment of great tension for the Mediterranean. Since it assumed a Mediterranean identity in 2007, the festival has become a focal point for film culture in the region. This year, we turn the spotlight on three North African countries – Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco – in the midst of enormous social change, whose filmmakers have been quick to respond on the cultural front. The Maghreb retrospective and its guests will be a festival keynote.