“What can the ghosts of protests past tell us?” asks an intertitle in Mary Jirmanus Saba‘s Shuour Akbar Min al-Hob (A Feeling Greater Than Love), which won the FIPRESCI (the international film critics’ association) jury award in Berlinale’s edgy Forum section this week.
The 99-minute film — which took the Lebanese writer-director almost seven years to make and was edited by Egyptian editor Louly Seif — mixes interviews, archival footage and clips from Lebanese militant films to tell the story of two strikes, in a southern Lebanon tobacco company and at Beirut’s Gandour biscuit factory, in the early 1970s. Due to their failure and that of the larger revolutionary movement surrounding them, as well as the start of the Lebanese civil war in 1975, they are largely absent from the country’s collective memory.
Aspiring filmmakers Michele Tannous (LAU) and Krystel Abou Karam (ALBA) will attend European film festivals in 2017. The pair was judged to have made the best of 12 shorts competing in “La soirée des courts métrages libanais,” a wee short … read more
Famous Lebanese actor and comedian George Khabbaz will represent Lebanon for the second time at the Academy Awards this year for the Best Foreign Film Award with his new film, “Waynon”, An-Nahar reported. Source: Georges Khabbaz’ new film ‘Waynon’ to represent … read more
In fact, Lebanon is now topping the box office sales in Hollywood through 8 newly released movies all inspired from our daily lives!Blog of the Boss is the first to release the posters of the hit blockbusters making us all … read more
“Would you sleep with a man for a million dollars?” asks Yasmina (Darine Hamze), looking up from her monitor. “Of course I would,” her pal Taline (Nada Abou Farhat) replies airily. “I sleep with men for free. Why wouldn’t I … read more
Mr George Basha, of Lebanese descent, described his difficulty watching Underbelly episodes that feature Lebanese characters performed by people who aren’t Lebanese. "We’re one of the biggest multicultural countries in the world; let’s start showing it that way," he said. … read more
A trailer for the third movie by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. The movie is about the ambitious scientific researches to build rockets in Lebanon. via The Lebanese Rocket Society – جمعية الصاروخ اللبنانية – YouTube. read more
(ANSAmed) – BEIRUT – In spite of spillover from regional crises including in Israel and Syria making itself felt here, Lebanon remains fertile ground for culture, EU delegation to Beirut chief, Angelina Eichhorst, said Monday at the 19th European Film … read more
لميا في حب مستحيل ومأساوي. اخراج مرهف ومشاهد مركبة جديدة تعكس ثقافة فنية تصويرية. التعليقات على يوتيوب مقرفة وطائفية وبغيضة. كليك على الصورة أعلاه واستمتع بفيلم ذو احساس مرهف. تنبيه عام: هذا ليس فيلما مدبلجا تركيا مخلعا، هذا فيلم راقٍ … read more
14 angry Lebanese a film by: Zeina Daccache, Cast & Music: Inmates of Roumieh Prison-Lebanon. Muhr Arab Documentary First Prize Award and the Peoples Choice Award at Dubai International Film Festival-Dec 2009 and 1st Prize at DOX BOX Film Festival … read more
Winner of “Best Film – International” Award at the Swansea Bay Film Festival UK – 2010 Beirut, I Love You (I Love You Not), a Beirut-ish tribute to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amelie Poulain, is a short film by “An Orange Dog … read more