Souraya Mon Amour
Excerpts from the film "Little Wars", and personal archives intertwine with virtual zoom meetings of the present to show the dynamics of the relationship between Souraya Baghdadi and her late husband, the famous Lebanese filmmaker Maroun Baghdadi through the presence of Maroun in her life but especially his absence.
Thirty years after the director's mysterious death, this film dives into the hidden universe of Souraya and the special relationship she has established with her body after years of dancing and meditation, to question the concept of mourning and resume her interrupted conversations with Maroun through her way of self-achievement.
Lebanon - Qatar
Riverbed tells the story of Salma and her returning daughter Thuraya,
and their attempt to preserve, maintain and reconstruct their lives
with and against each other. Salma survived many years by protecting
her independence, she reached her peace through letting go of any
attachments. But the past does not let go of Salma and brings back
Thuraya, defeated, divorced, and pregnant.
Perhaps What I fear does not exist
ولعلّ ما أخشاه ليس بكائن
Lebanon - France
When her father becomes suddenly paralyzed, the filmmaker spends four years in between hospitals finding shelter, behind her camera, away from a family tragedy. Rehabilitation centers, VR experiments, fervent prayers, voice notes, love making and cemeteries are the record of a filmmaker’s journey trying to amend the impossible: finding absolution for a broken family by making her father walk again.
بيروت المحطة الاخيرة
Lebanon - UAE
"Beirut Terminus" explores the notions of borders, identity and belongingness, within a perpetually troubled region of the world. Using Lebanon's discarded railway and what's left of its deserted infrastructure as its core scenery, the film interweaves personal and historical facts while taking a contemplative and geographical journey from the peripheral train stations of the country, towards the central station of its capital Beirut, in an attempt to analyze, question and understand its past, present and uncertain future.