Erased,_Ascent of the Invisible

Tirss, Rihlat al Sou’oud ila al Mar’i

Lebanon, 2018, 76 min, Colour and B&W

Thirty-five years ago, I witnessed the kidnapping of a man I know. He has disappeared since. Ten years ago, I caught a glimpse of his face while walking in the street, but I wasn’t sure it was him. Parts of his face were torn off, but his features had remained unchanged since the incident. Yet something was different, as if he wasn’t the same man.

CREDITS

Director:

Ghassan Halwani

Producer:

Ghassan Halwani

Cinematography:

Ghassan Halwani,Inka Dewitz,Joan Chaker,Carine Doumit

Editing:

Vartan Avakian

Sound:

Toni Gitani,Rami Sabbagh

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Ghassan Halwani lives and works in Beirut. After the short-animated film Jibraltar (2005), he was mainly involved in collaborations with Lebanese and Arab filmmakers, playwrights, contemporary artists, publishers, and musicians.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Switzerland, 2018, Locarno FF, First Feature, Special Mention

Locarno FF, Switzerland 2018 - First Feature, Special Mention

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

Canada, 2018, TIFF Toronto,

TIFF Toronto, Canada 2018 -

Czech Republic, 2018, Jihlava IDFF,

Jihlava IDFF, Czech Republic 2018 -

Germany, 2018, Filmfest Hamburg,

Filmfest Hamburg, Germany 2018 -

CONTACT

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info@mecfilm.de