The featured scene here is taken from Maroun Baghdadi‘s “Whispers” and features a beautiful young Lebanese woman in her early 20s dancing to the tune of a man’s oud at a gathering.
Whispers follows the Lebanese Poet Nadia Tueni (1935-1983) on a journey across different regions of war-torn Lebanon. The film depicts the fall of a country struggling to survive and find hope. At every station, between sites filled with poetry and nostalgia for a bygone era, the poet’s dashed dreams and idealized vision for her country coincide with the director’s own.
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Yih! That’s Marcel Khalife at a house party.
That’s my mother… she’s greek raised in lebanon lived through its civil war it’s pretty amazing!❤️
It’s so great that you’ve found this video! Can you give us some context of how this happened? And how is she today?
It’s my mom, Natacha Antonellou. Not lebanese though, greek raised in Lebanon. She was 19 at the time.
Or her identical twin, not sure