Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The film begins without fanfare, opening upon a young couple sharing an affectionate moment in a bar or restaurant.A moment later the male figure (musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh) stands before a keyboard, knocking out an unconventional performance duet with a guitarist (Sharif Sehnaoui). When the story resumes, the camera finds the young couple – now dressed in complementary black and burgundy outfits – walking arm-in-arm in Horsh Beirut.It's a conversation between two friends who, unlike the audience, already know that stuff.The 2015 feature film had its Beirut premiere at Metropolis-Sofil Saturday, staged within the screening program of Home Works 7, after its world premiere at the FID Marseille film festival.With the exception of Raia Haidar (an actor, like her character) most of Joreige's cast are not professionals – though many are (like Atoui) performers, artists or fellow travelers.Take Mireille (artist Mireille Kassar), an old friend of Tarek who's a classically trained vocalist.This is an interesting point of disagreement for the two friends, but you're left wondering what lured Mireille back in the first place.Mireille's fallen into a conversation with Anna while waiting for Tarek to join her.
‘Worldbuilding’ drives Home Works
Gazing back on a war, its recollection
From Tesco to occupied Palestine
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE