2010. Lebanon/Qatar. Ghassan Salhab. 84 min.
Thursday, October 20, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Lebanon/Qatar. Written and directed by Ghassan Salhab. With Fadi Abi Samra. A middle-aged man drives to the Beirut airport, then changes his mind and drives into the mountains, where he locks himself in a hotel room. He seems to seek complete isolation in order to achieve release or relief. Salhab’s experimental foray is unsettling in its spartan filmic choices. As critic Jean-Pierre Rehm put it, “It raises a serious and time-honoured question in an original way: how do you make a work of art in a time of war?” 84 min.
In the Film exhibition Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part II
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