34 European films, in addition to shorts films done by Lebanese students, are screened during the 16th edition of the European Film Festival, which is held until the 6th of December.
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Grendizer is a unifying figure for an entire generation of Lebanese who grew up during the country’s bitter 15-year civil war. When Beirut was being torn to pieces by local warlords and their foreign-funded militias, the Grendizer cartoons were a welcome distraction for children who were more likely to miss school because of shelling than chicken pox.
In his comforting and humorous film, Simon El Habre observes the life in his quasi ghost village and tries to reflect on the collective and individual memory in a country that seems to live in a collective amnesia and is vulnerable to a new civil war.
Semaan El Habre: The film that we are shooting is actually my life story, how I live, how I deal with the cows. There is no scenario. It’s what I truly do every minute, every hour of the day…
Trailer & censored scene:
Melodrama Habibi (2008) is a Lebanese film by Lebanese director Hany Tamba.
Featuring Julia Kassar, Patrick Chesnais, Pierrette Katrib, Gabriel Yammine, Lara Matar, Pierre Chammassian, Maggie Badawi, Majdi Machmouchi & Fadi Reaidy, it was released yesterday in Lebanon’s cinemas