The Sea Ahead (HKIFF46)

Genre
SPECIAL PROGRAMME
Release Date
17 Aug 2022 (Wed)
Category
--- (HK), ---(Macau)
Running Time
117 Minutes
Language
Arabic / English Subtitle
Director
Ely Dagher
Cast
Manal Issa, Rabih El Zaher, Yara Abou Haidar, Roger Azar
Synopsis
Abruptly quitting her university degree in Paris, Jana returns home to Beirut to find a city she no longer recognises. The urban landscape encapsulates an overwhelming hollowness that synchronises with the unshakable melancholy of her displaced soul. Ely Dagher’s directorial feature debut, filmed before the explosion at Beirut’s harbour, is a mournfully beautiful portrait of the psyche of the city and its people, that almost feels like an eerie premonition of the political and physical devastation prevailing in Lebanon.

Abruptly quitting her university degree in Paris, Jana returns home to Beirut to find a city she no longer recognises. The urban landscape encapsulates an overwhelming hollowness that synchronises with the unshakable melancholy of her displaced soul. Ely Dagher’s directorial feature debut, filmed before the explosion at Beirut’s harbour, is a mournfully beautiful portrait of the psyche of the city and its people, that almost feels like an eerie premonition of the political and physical devastation prevailing in Lebanon.

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