Hizz Ya Wizz
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    Hizz Ya Wizz

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    France, Lebanon

    2004

    26 min

    • Arabic

    Drama

    From the director of BACK TO THE JUNGLE presented at Dubai Film Connection

    Ali is the assistant to a sport photographer. He is in love with a young girl he saw at a horse show. Not knowing how to seduce her, he asks his sister for some advice.

    Credits

    Cast
    Raed Yassine
    Peter Semaan
    Cherine Debs
    Darina el Joundi
    Ali Diab
    Leila Hakim
    Screenplay
    Wissam Charaf
    Cinematography
    Gertrude Baillot
    Editing
    Vincent Coste
    Production
    AURORA FILMS
    Wissam Charaf

    Wissam Charaf

    Lebanon

    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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