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archives 2018 cinema

Notes on Waves ’98

Waves ’98 is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating films from postwar Lebanon so far. Moving, elegant and multi-layered, it manages to portray both Omar’s lived experience as well as showing Beirut the current monstrosity that it is.

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archives 2018 cinema

The Ghosts of Lebanon’s Present

“Conflicting powers in Lebanon attempting to monopolize truth have created an environment in which “truth” cannot be determined by any recognizable social tool.”

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archives 2018 cinema

Rafiq Ali Ahmad, 1992. Suspended Dreams

“What About The Destruction Within Me?”. Suspended Dreams (أحلام معلقة), Mai Masri & Jean Khalil Chamoun

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archives 2014 cinema

Heritages: A Review

Heritages is the story of Philippe Aractingi and his Franco-Lebanese family as they trace back their own family history and compare, contrast it with the history of Lebanon and the whole region.

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archives 2014 cinema

Selections from the 11th Lebanese Film Festival | 2014

A list of my favorite movies screened at the 2014 edition of the Lebanese Film Festival