Joana Hadjithomas at IFFR
Testimony from a prison in Southern Lebanon are a political indictment and an almost metaphysical reflection on the human will to survive.
The Lost Film
Report of a quest for a long-lost film copy that disappeared in Yemen.
Lebanese story of mourning, intimacy and family bonds, motivated by the death of the protagonist's father.
A Perfect Day
24-hours from the life of a young man who suffers from his narcolepsy and the disappearance of his father 15 years ago at the height of the Civil War in Beirut, but maybe most from the fact that his girlfriend has finished with him. Atmospheric portrait of a family and a city that wants to move on after coming to terms with traumatic years.
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Roadmovie in which the directors, who also made a photo book about Beirut, allow their regular actor Rabih Mroué accompanied by Catharine Deneuve to take a car trip around destroyed parts of the Lebanon. Painful portrait of a country that, despite all the destruction, has maintained its beauty and hope.
Proof that a cool, rigid and businesslike form can be very emotional. Six ex-prisoners from a detention camp in southern Lebanon (near the village of Khiam) describe the camp into the camera. After eight years they do it again. No more. No less.