Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano – When love for Lebanon is stronger than dignity

3. 7. 2023
7 min
  • English

A catastrophic explosion in the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, devastated not only a large part of the Lebanese capital, but also what remained of its inhabitants’ hopes for a dignified life in a country without corruption. The trauma also paralyses a film crew in the middle of production. The question of whether to keep on pursuing their dream project becomes increasingly obtrusive. And what of destiny, and its near-fatal impediments? A film about (the genesis of) a film; a vivid account of the state of an exquisite, ailing country; a dramatic ballad depicting a terrible dilemma: Should one remain in a beloved homeland, even if this means living below the threshold of human dignity?

Germany / Lebanon
2023, 87 min

Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Director: Cyril Aris
Screenplay: Cyril Aris
Dir. of Photography: Joe Saade
Music: Anthony Sahyoun
Sound: Victor Bresse
Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid, Cyril Aris

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