Director: Georges Hachem
Writer: Georges Hachem
Cast: Fadi Abi Samra, Adila Bendimerad, Wajdi Mouawad, Rodrigue Sleiman, Rami Nihawi
Still Burning tells the unexpected reunion in Paris in June 1998 of André, a Lebanese filmmaker living and working in France, and Walid, the very close friend he has not seen for years. In their youth, in Beirut, during the civil war, they were both possessed by the same artistic vocation: Cinema, but also by the same woman: Amira. Their reunion, all night long, will not fail to awaken their old repressed demons for better or for worse.
Heaven without People
Director: Lucien Bourjeily
Writer: Lucien Bourjeily
Cast: Samira Sarkis, Jenny Gebara, Nadim Abou Samra, Laeticia Semaan, Farah Shaer, Ghassan Chemali, Jean-Paul Hage, Hussein Hijazi, Etafar Aweke, Wissam Boutros, Nancy Karam, Toni Habib, Mohamad Abbass
Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family, is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos.
Director:Philippe van Leeuw
Writer:Philippe van Leeuw
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, a mother of three turns her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors in an attempt to protect them from the war raging on the streets of Damascus
One Of These Days
Writer: Nadim Tabet
Cast: Reine Salameh, Panos Aprahamian, Nicolas Cardahi Julian Farhat, Walid Feghali, Manal Issa, Yumna Marwan
Beirut, on an autumn day. The city is on the edge of chaos, but for Maya, Tarek, Yasmina and Rami, aged between 17 and 22 years old, it is just an ordinary day during which they question themselves about sex, love and night time hanging out.
Director: Bahij Hojeij
Writer: Rachid Daiif & Bahij Hojeij
Cast: Gabriel Yammine, Adel Chahine, Rodrigue Sleiman, Maya Dagher
A former Interior Security Forces General of 80 years old, and a former Army doctor of 84, go every day to the same coffee shop, to sip quietly their espresso, and to make crossword puzzles, to avoid loss of memory, Alzheimer’s disease.
Director: Mazen Khaled
Writer: Mazen Kahled
Cast:Carol Abboud, Hamza Mekdad, Moustafa Fahs, Hady Bou Ayash, Rashad Nasereddine, Raneem Mourad, Rabih el Zahr, Yara Abou Haidar, Selim Mourad
A young man’s tragic death at Beirut’s seaside causes his friends to grapple with loss and to partake in his community’s rites and ceremonies, exposing the city’s schisms and its society’s fault lines.
Director: Nadine Labake
Writers: Nadine Labake, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany
Cast: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole
While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.
Director: Rana Eid
Panoptic is the memoir of Rana Eid, an ordinary Lebanese citizen attempting to reconcile with her country’s turbulent past. The film explores the duality of Lebanon as a nation thriving for modernity while ironically ignoring the vices that obstruct achieving the status of a modern nation.
Director: Shady Hanna
Writers: Shady Hanna, Abboudy Mallah
Cast: Rola Beksmati, Tony Benn, Matteo El Khodr Junaid Zeineldine Rita El Khoury
The romp revolves around a dinner party hosted by the young and vicacious Nayla to introduce Fares, the love of her life, to Silvio, her new fiancé.
Director: Tony Farjallah
Writers: Tony Farjallah
Cast: Carmen Bsaibes, Takla Chamoun, Mounir Maasri
The year is 620 A.D., North Lebanon. Living with God is men’s privilege and the most unreachable women’s right. Stubborn as she is, the 20 year-old revolutionary girl breaks the rules and endures all the consequences.