Car drifting, a key feature in Maeve Brennan's wonderfully poignant documentary, is when the rear wheels of a car turn at such a force that the front wheels point in the opposite direction. In this film about the resistance to progress at the expense of history, three stories of men in contemporary Lebanon intertwine: a gatekeeper guards the ruins of Roman temples, a young car mechanic customises his car from scrap parts, and a conservator preserves clay artefacts.

The other films shown within Ammodo Tiger Short Competition 6

Filmmaker
Maeve Brennan
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Lebanon, United Kingdom
Year
2018
Medium
File
Length
51’
Language
Arabic
Producer
Ali Roche
Production Company
Spike Island
Sales
Maeve Brennan
Cinematography
Mark Khalife, Maeve Brennan, Maeve Brennan, Mark Khalife
Editor
Sue Giovanni, Sue Giovanni, Ariadna Fatjo-Villas, Carine Doumit
Sound Design
Tom Sedgwick, Tom Sedgwick
Cast
Mohammad Zaytoun
Website
http://www.maevebrennan.co.uk