BEIRUT HIDE AND SEEK

 
Beirut Hide and Seek est une preuve supplémentaire qu’une histoire courte peut être une grande histoire.
— La Cabina Film Festival

WINNER Best Short Film
— Evolution International Film Festival 2012
WINNER Audience Award
— Zero Film Festival 2012
Nominated Best Foreign Short Film
— International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema, London 2012
WINNER Honorable Mention Award
— Los Angeles International Film Festival 2012
WINNER Best Original Score Award
— Los Angeles International Film Festival 2012

BEIRUT HIDE & SEEK
written & directed by Darine Hotait
35 minutes | 2011 | Cinephilia Productions
Shot on 35 mm at Art Center stage, Pasadena, CA.


Synopsis
In 1982 Beirut, a family lives through the Israeli invasion that shapes their dreams into a never ending battle. The war, up to that point political, becomes an internal family struggle when Jamila discovers her brother's secret queer relationship with his friend Omar.

Team
cast: Elissa Boustani, Aurore Joly, John Prudhont, Charles Marina, Hanan Helweh, Rita Qatami, Frank Elaridi, Hamzah Saman, Abazar Noorizad
director of photography: Mary Doyle
production design: Ying-Te Julie Chen
editor: Abazar Noorizad
Original score: Nathan Matthew David
Executive producer: Romson Niega

 

FESTIVALS

. San Francisco International Women Film Festival
. La Cabina International Film Festival
. Los Angeles International Film Festival
. International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema
. Zero Film Festival
. Lebanese Film Festival


Press articles/interviews

La Cabina ‘Beirut… Hide & Seek’ de Darine Hotait, sélection officielle de ‘La Cabina 2011’.
. Elle Orientale Talent A Suivre
Time Out Magazine Close Up: Darine Hotait 


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More films by Darine Hotait

ORB (coming soon)

ORB (coming soon)

i SAY DUST (2015)

i SAY DUST (2015)

THE FAR SIDE OF LAUGHTER (2010)

THE FAR SIDE OF LAUGHTER (2010)

COMMAND OR TRUTH (2009)

COMMAND OR TRUTH (2009)