a film by Ahmad Ghossein and Lucie La Chimia
20 minutes - 2017 - Lebanon / France
Saïd is doing his 1st 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 crush him...
Ahmad Ghossein born in Beirut in 1981, is a Filmmaker and video artist. He graduated from the National Academy of Art in Oslo. He won the Best Director Prize at the Beirut Int. Film Festival 2004 for his short film Operation Nb... His short film My Father Is Still A Communist, commissioned by Sharja Art Foundation 2011, won Best short fillm award in Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011. Ahmad has directed several documentaries, short films and videos. Other works include: 210m (2007) commissioned by Ashkal Alwan, Faces Applauding Alone (2008), What Does Not Resemble Me Looks Exactly Like Me (2009) with Ghassan Salhab and Mohamad Soueid, An Arab Comes to Town (2008), a documentary shot in Denmark. The Fourth Stage (2015) opened Forum Expanded at Berlinale. His work has been screened in different museums, galleries and film festivals around the world. To mention a few: MoMa, Kunsthallen, Berlinale, FID, SeMa Biennale... He is currently developing his first feature All This Victory.
Lucie La Chimia
Lucie La Chimia was born in 1991 in eastern France. She graduated in animation at École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and did a school exchange in film and videos studies at the School of Visual Arts NYC. Her first film, Les Macaronis is a short-animated documentary talking about the immigration of her Italian family in France, in the early 60’s. She created a surrealist mood using vintages pictures, graphic patterns, and dark humor. It has been screening in several festivals and events (Cartoon Festival, Croq’anim, Le Carrefour de l’Animation, Châlon tout court, Le Festival du Film de Famille, Poitier Film Festival, La Nuit blanche des Inrocks, la Cité de l’immigration). She works as an art director and she’s currently writing her first feature film Homing Rocket.
CrewDirected by : Ahmad Ghossein and Lucie La Chimia
Produced by : Myriam Sassine, Georges Schoucair & Dominique Welinski
Cast : Said Serhan, Mia Habis, Reslan Al Kara, Nizar Nassar, Toni Kanaan