BARAKAT

13:58
Lebanon
Fiction
2019

Director: Manon Nammour
Screenwriter: Manon Nammour
Producer: Nicolas Khabbaz
Cinematographer: Pauline Maroun
Editor: Ornella Maalouf
Sound designer: Cedric Kayern
Music composer: Cedric Kayern
Set designer: Manon Nammour
Costume designer: Elsa Andraos
Make-up artist: Elsa Andraos
Actors: Mounir Maasri, Camile Salameh, Rudy Ghafari, Christina Choueiry

Screening formats: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken languages: Arab
Subtitles: English

Synopsis

People hold the memory of their cities, and vice versa. After-war modern Beirut and its people have lost their anchors towards a memoryless relationship. Vacant luxury stores and overpriced unoccupied apartments have made the rebuilt city a costly monument of vanity, commodified heritage, and social-delusion.

Festivals
(Premiere Statuses: WP – World, IP – International, NP – National, LP – Local)

Short Cuts @ 44th Toronto IFF (Canada, 05-15/09/19) – WP
International Competition @ 38th Uppsala ISFF (Sweden, 21-27/10/19) – NP
International Competition @ 50th Tampere Film Festival (Finland, 04-08/03/20) – NP
International Competition @ 19th DokuFest (Kosovo, 07-25/08/20) – NP
International Competition @ 12th and a half Glasgow Short Film Festival (Scotland, 17-23/08/20) – NP

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