1958

Directed by Ghassan Salhab

Lebanon - 2009 - Color and Black & White - 66’ - Arabic, French with English/French subtitles
With: Zahia Salhab, Aouni Kawas,Obeid Zwein, Mohamad Al Chami. Marie Sarr, Nady Louis

Scenario:
Ghassan Salhab
Cinematography:
Sarmad Louis
Editing:
Simon El Habre
Music:
Karine Basha, Rana Eid
Produced by :
Abbout Production
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Synopsis

“Everything has been said or almost about this strange human adventure. What is left is to live it, again”

In 1958, a woman gives birth to her first child in Senegal, land of immigration, while Lebanon, her country of origin, is plunged in a serious internal conflict, a forerunner of the future civil war.

Director's biography

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Born in Dakar, Senegal
In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed four long films : Beyrouth Fantôme (selected by Trois Continents/Nantes 1998 and various international film festivals), Terra Incognita (selected by Sélection Officielle/« Un Certain Regard » – Cannes 2002, and also selected by several other international film festivals), The Last Man (selected by « Cinéastes du Présent » – Locarno 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubai, Singapore, Tribeca, “Tous les cinemas du monde” – Cannes 2007…), and 1958 (selected by FID Marseille, Locarno, MEIFF Abu Dhabi…), in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort… He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines.

Filmography

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2009 :
1958
2007:
(Posthumous)
2006 :
The Last Man
2002 :
Terra Incognita
1998 :
Beyrouth fantôme

festivals & awards

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2009 :FID Marseille Official Selection
Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland)
Middle East International Film Festival (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

MC Distribution rights

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Worldwide

 




 

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