Sunday, August 23, 2009

LFF 2009 - Day 3

If you like documentaries, we hope you didn’t miss day 3 of the Festival. A total of five documentaries on ‘very’ Lebanese issues were screened in both cinemas throughout the evening.

Not Like my Sister by Leyla Assaf-Tengroth ran in Theater 1 before an attentive audience who seemed grasped by the story and touched by the characters that were depicted. Round of applause.

At the same time, the duo Hayda Lubnan/Jnoub were screened in Theater 2. The Lebanese audience immediately identified with the issues in Eliane Raheb’s story, clapping, laughing and nodding during the entire film. The same atmosphere was observed during Hady Zaccak’s documentary, an original study of a sensitive Lebanese problem: its History. What better way to do it than to give the say to highschoolers?

Other screenings included: a documentary by Lokman Slim&Monika Borgmann, animations by Shirin Abu Shaqra and Amandine Brenas, cinematic essays by Chadi Younes and Khaled Ramadan and two shorts by Claude el Khal and Assi Rahbani.

The evening ended in Theater 2 with a controversial movie from 1980, Comme la mer et ses vagues.

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