One country, 8 directors, 6 nationalities, 4 short films, one feature film.
After Taipei Factory in 2013, Nordic Factory in 2014, Chile Factory in 2015 and South Africa Factory in 2016, the Directors’ Fortnight and Fondation Liban Cinema join to continue the adventure this coming year with Lebanon Factory. This Factory is co-produced by Myriam Sassine & Georges Schoucair (Abbout Productions – Lebanon) and Dominique Welinski (DW – France). The Factory aims at the emergence of new talents on the international scene, allowing young filmmakers, Lebanese and international, to meet and create together.
Directed by Ahmad Ghossein (Lebanon) & Lucie La Chimia (France)
Said is doing his first night of duty as a security guard under the bridge in the middle of Beirut. With only a walkie-talkie and a torch, he is trying to take his job seriously. At sunrise, the city will have crushed him...
Hotel Al Naim
Directed by Shirin Abu Shaqra (Lebanon) & Manuel Maria Perrone (Switerzland/Italy)
The octopus believes that the hand in front of it is a prey, but it doesn't know that behind every hand, there is an arm...
Salamat From Germany
Directed Una Gunjak (Bosnia) in collaboration with Rami Kodeih (Lebanon)
Desperate to escape Lebanon and settle in Europe, Lillo buys himself a Syrian passport and is ready to appropriate the Syrian identity to obtain asylum. However, what he might not be ready for yet, is everything that comes along with being a Syrian refugee today.
El Gran Libano
Directed by Mounia Akl (Lebanon) & Neto Villalobos (Costa Rica)
When hungover Bassem wakes up by the lake shore among his dead fishes, his sister Youmna, who he hasn't seen for 12 years, is there, with a coffin.