Arab Film Festival: On the Edge of Narrative: Shorts

October 17 only


Three daring films that span the Maghreb, the Levant, and the Gulf that push the boundaries of narrative storytelling toward more experimental considerations of visuality, performance, and genre. Moving through the registers of magical realism, absurdist psychodrama, and feminist monster movie horror, this selection will test the viewer’s powers of perception while leaving room for shocking, even strange surprises…



Hani has just been released from prison and returns to his hometown Dhour El Choueir, which was at the frontlines during the Lebanese Civil War. Once there, he finds the family home abandoned and partially destroyed. His parents fled, but he decides to stick around, visiting residents who remained and hanging out in trees eating fruit. Eventually, he stumbles on a young woman who is about to commit suicide…





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