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<i>I Want to See</i>. 2008. Lebanon/France. Written and directed by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
  • Je veux voir/I Want to See

    2008. Lebanon/France. Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. 75 min.

Introduced by Hadjithomas and Joreige

Sunday, November 14, 2010, 1:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Je veux voir/I Want to See

    2008. Lebanon/France. Written and directed by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. With Catherine Deneuve, Rabih Mroué. The sight of the devastation wrought by the 2006 Israeli incursion into Southern Lebanon has a strong emotional impact on both the spectator and the film’s actual witness, Deneuve. She is guided by Lebanese thespian Mroué, who grew up in this war-torn region, on a road trip from Beirut, which the famous—and famously detached—actress is visiting for a gala. The initial uneasiness of being trapped in a car with a near-stranger gives way to polite curiosity and, once the landscape bears its scars, intimacy. This unique composite of scripted scenes, documentary footage, and improvised travelogue makes a nation’s heartbreaking tragedy all too apparent. In French, Arabic; English subtitles. 75 min.