ASFOURI / ASFOURI

2013, Colour, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)

ASFOURI

 

Production Team

Director : Fouad Alaywan

Screenwriter : Fouad Alaywan

Cinematographer : Philip Van Leeuw, Renato Berta

Editor : Nabil Mehchi, Nancy Lichaa Elkhoury

Cast : Wissam Fares, Majdi Machmouchi, Zakfa Seurat, Yara Abou Haidar, Pio Chihane, Hussein Chacaroun

Film production and Sales : Roby Abdo, Fouad Alaywan, Exit Film Production, AlamEddine Street, Baadarani Bldg. 2, 1st Floor, Sanayeh, Beyrouth (Liban), tél.: (+961-01) 355 25 30, rosy_abdo@yahoo.com


 

Synopsis

Beirut in the 1970s. Karim, a young Muslim boy, lives with his family in the Sanayeh district of the city, in a traditional building, built by his grandfather in the 1920s. One day, the residents have a meeting to discuss maintenance problems. Restoration work is needed, but they cannot agree on what colour to paint its facade. Their meeting is disrupted by the sounds of the approaching civil war... In the 90s, the fighting is over. A sense of hope pervades. Karim, now grown up, is back from the US. There is new construction everywhere. He tries to make sense of a city he no longer recognizes.

 

Director

Born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1964, Fouad Alaywan graduated in cinema from Montana State University before embarking on a filmmaking career in Europe and Lebanon. He has worked since 1998 at Exit Film Production in Beirut. Filmography: Blue Night (2000) Ya Salam (2002), Hawa Beirut (2002), A Plus (2006). ASFOURI is his first feature.


 

Projections

Monday August 26, 2013 - 07:10 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 10 (Écran Air Canada)
Tuesday August 27, 2013 - 10:00 AM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 10 (Écran Air Canada)
Monday September 2, 2013 - 06:20 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 13


 

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