All About My Father |بيروت عالموس

Directed by Zeina Sfeir Starting July 12, daily at 14:30,17:30, 20:15

Lebanon – 2010 – 75’ – In Arabic with English subtitles

Synopsis

For over seventy years, Elie Sfeir has been working as a barber in Beirut, at some of the country ‘s most exclusive and refined salons. Now a spry octogenarian, he has a lifetime of memories to share, which he does generously in “All About my Father “ , a fascinating portrait of a man who, over the years, has coiffed the heads of politicians, princes and presidents. Filmed at his home by his daughter, filmmaker Zeina Sfeir, this engaging and charming character has heard it all, gossip, intrigue, political thought, personal dilemmas – creating a unique history of Lebanon, heard directly from the lips of those who shaped it. Since starting out in a barbershop in the mountain village of Alley in 1942, to the salubrious salons of the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Mr. Sfeir has amassed a personal history that’s rich in detail, colorful in anecdotes and throughout this lovely, endless surprising set of recollections, utterly fascinating.

Director's biography

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Zeina Sfeir was born in Beirut in 1974. She is graduated from St-Joseph University, IESAV, Audiovisual Studies in 1997. She has worked in the field of advertising, for the organization of festivals, and directed video clips since 1996. Since 2001 she’s a member in the cultural association Beirut DC and head of PR and Communication on its Arab Film Festival “Cinema Days of Beirut”. 2007 – 2009 she was manager of the Arab press and publicity office in the Dubai International Film Festival and since 2010 she is Film Forum Manager in the Market of the Dubai Film Festival.

Filmography

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“All About my Father”, 2010
“Life under terror”, 2007
“Neighbours in Need”, 2007
“Endless Conflict”, 2006
“Learning through new eyes”, 2005
“Other world of Power”, 2004
“To Sara”, 2003
“In Spite Of The War”, 2001 which received the award for best Lebanese film at the
Beirut International film festival, in 2001

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