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Aractingi and his family are shown chatting in a green screen studio – a film set where actors' labors are shot and later superimposed on a different background in postproduction."Heritages" oscillates between the Aractingi family's move from Lebanon to France in 2006 to the migration tales of the filmmaker's forebears.Followers of Lebanese film production may know the filmmaker for his two feature films. Another road movie, "Under the Bombs" (2007) is a drama set, and shot, in south Lebanon in the aftermath of the 2006 Israeli bombardment.To recount his multilayered family autobiography, the filmmaker uses archival images from the late-Ottoman Empire, family photos and personal footage shot on super 8mm film, augmented with fresh footage of his family shot on location in France and Lebanon, and before the green screen.In the last instance, the filmmaker casts members of his immediate family to play his ancestors and earlier versions of himself – sometimes in film sets, other times against the background of archived location footage.At the film's world premiere at DIFF, some Western critics were charmed by the uniqueness of the family's stories.Aractingi's 'Heritages' opens in Beirut cinemas on March 27 .
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