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All six of the films in this annual minifest are Washington premieres, and two are American premieres as well. The latter include the opening item, Ice Cream in Gleam, in which leading Egyptian pop star Amr Diyab plays a young man who has everything he needs to become a singer—except inspiration (Jan. 26 at 6:45 p.m.; Jan. 28 at 7:45 p.m.). The themes of love and marriage (and their aftermath) link the other movies, which, with two exceptions, were made in the last few years: The Flirtation of Girls is a 1949 light comedy about an old teacher who falls for his playfully flirtatious young student (Jan. 26 at 7:45 p.m.; Jan. 28 at 6:45 p.m.). In 1967’s Love in Karnak (pictured), two members of an Egyptian folkloric dance troupe on tour mistakenly come to believe that their affair is finished (Feb. 2 at 6:45 p.m.; Feb. 4 at 7:45 p.m.). Bent Familia is the story of three women in Tunisia on the threshold of middle age—one divorced and another a refugee—who help each other overcome society’s constraints on their lives (Feb. 2 at 7:45 p.m.; Feb. 4 at 6:45 p.m.). My Family’s Honor is threatened when a young Algerian woman living in France becomes pregnant, so she consents to an arranged marriage (Feb. 9 at 6:45 p.m.; Feb. 11 at 7:45 p.m.). In My Father’s House is a Moroccan woman director’s frank study of the importance of bridal virginity in her country’s culture (Feb. 9 at 7:45 p.m.; Feb. 11 at 6:45 p.m.). At the Foundry, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. $7. (202) 724-5613. (Mark Jenkins)