Heaven Sent
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    Heaven Sent

    Tombé du ciel

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    France, Lebanon


    70 min

    • French

    Comedy drama

    After 20 years apart, Samir a former militiaman who was presumed dead, reappears in the life of Omar, his little brother who has become a bodyguard in Beirut. Between drama and comedy, Samir has to come to terms with a country he no longer recognizes.


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    Rodrigue Sleiman
    Raed Yassin
    Said Serhan
    George Melki
    Yumna Marwan
    Wissam Charaf
    Mariette Désert
    Martin Rit
    William Laboury
    Wissam Charaf
    Wissam Charaf

    Wissam Charaf


    Having grown up in Lebanon during the civil war might be seen as a curse. But in the end, we have witnessed a 17-year long horror movie. I would be distasteful to call this experience inspiring, however it does give you a few ideas...

    Wissam Charaf is a Franco-Lebanese director. From 2004 to 2016, Wissam Charaf directed shorts films such as HIZZ YA WIZZ (2004), AN ARMY OF ANTS (2007) and AFTER (2016) that screened in festivals including Locarno, Rotterdam and Clermont-Ferrand. In 2012, he directed his first documentary IT’S ALL LEBANON (2014, DIFF) awarded the Bronze Tanit for the Best Documentary at Carthage Film Festival. His first feature film HEAVEN SENT (2016), selected by ACID in Cannes, also won the Grand Prize at Tübingen Film festival among many awards. His film UNFORGETTABLE MEMORY OF A FRIEND (2018) won the Jury Award at Hiroshima International Film Festival.

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