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Film still from ONCE UPON A TIME IN BEIRUT. Some people on horses in a dusty landscape.

Sun 24.04.

  • Director

    Jocelyne Saab

  • Lebanon, France / 1994
    104 Min. / 35 mm / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language

    Arabic, French

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Mathilde Rouxel in person

Two young girls of the war generation, Yasmin (Michèle Tyan) and Leila (Myrna Maakaron), are in search of Beirut. They decide to visit a renowned cinephile and collector, M. Farouk (Emile Accar), to discover a Lebanon that they’ve never known. They convince him to screen his collection for them only to find themselves on a path of memories, immersed in the film universe that has, over 40 years, contributed to creating the international image of Beirut as a shining star. In the context of the war that has destroyed this city, the projection of the films that the two girls set up gives the city back a taste of its own history. (pf)

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