Lebanon – 80 min. – language: Arabic
[Biennale College Cinema]
Director : Mazen Khaled
Cast : Carole Abboud, Hamza Mekdad, Mostafa Fahs, Hady Bou Ayash, Rachad Nassereddine, Rabih el Zaher, Yara Abou Haidar
Producer: Diala Kachmar
The drowning of a young man at Beirut’s seaside sparks a mob funeral and causes his friends, who hail from diverse communities, to grapple with loss and with the struggle to participate in his community’s rites and ceremonies. The journey that the young man takes on the last day of his life exposes the schisms of the city and the fault lines dividing its society, and reveals some of the forces pushing the lives of those marginalized young men.
MAZEN KHALED is a Lebanese film maker and video artist. He has exhibited and screened at various festivals and contemporary art events around the world.
Diala Kachmar is a Lebanese filmmaker and producer. She has won awards for her directorial debut Guardians of Time Lost. Her production work includes the award – winning feature The Road, as well as TV series.
Press Screening : Friday 1 Sept. – 11:00 – Sala Giardino
Official Screening : Friday 1 Sept. – 17:00 – Sala Giardino
Additional Screening : Saturday 2 Sept. – 20:00 – Sala Pasinetti
Talent in Venice:
Mazen Khaled (director)
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