film screening
Smile You Are in South Lebanon, 2008
by Dalia Al Kury

Tuesday 23 June 2009

2008 | 53'

While the politicians of the world are focused on saving Lebanon from a potential civil war and a failed election, director Dalia Al-Kury goes on a family visit to south Lebanon and focuses the lens on her animated uncle Rami (who would much rather be swimming), little Mariam who is learning how to walk, and Ali, the courageous farmer who is giving his banana tree a 'Caesarean Section'. The result is an intimate and vibrant family portrait which exposes the strength of a brand of dark Lebanese humor - a resource which has helped this family and their compatriots cope with wars still too fresh in their memories. The Film will be screened in Arabic with English subtitles.