Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow

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    Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow

    Directed by

    Lebanon

    2018

    30 min

    • French
    • English
    • Arabic

    Docufiction

    Charting the rise and fall of Manivelle, an automaton gifted by France unto Lebanon on the occasion of its independence, the film catches up with the worn-out robot today. A young filmmaker investigates the legend that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back out into the limelight, the people who knew Manivelle come forward to speak their mind, and the myth that Manivelle has constructed around himself starts to unravel.

    Awards

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    • Best Short Film - Arab Film Festival San Francisco
    • Best International Film - SciFi FF Sydney
    • Jury Award for Best Film - Sapporo Short Fest
    • Best Short Film - Arab Film Festival Malmö
    • Best Medium/Feature Film - Cinalfama Lisbon International Film Awards
    • Best Film (National Competition) - Batroun Mediterranean FF
    • Best Fiction Film - Lebanese FF Beirut
    • Best Documentary - Firenze FilmCorti Festival
    • Silver Khanjer (second prize, Short Film competition) - Muscat IFF
    • Candis Award - International Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
    • Best Short Film - BIFAN

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Jannick Miklitz
    Tony Harouni
    Romy Melhem
    Houssam Sabbah
    Screenplay
    Fadi [the fdz] Baki
    Cinematography
    Tobias von dem Borne
    Editing
    Zeina Abul Hosn
    Music
    Nadim Mechlawi
    Production
    VISUAL STORIES
    Fadi Baki

    Fadi Baki

    Lebanon

    Fadi Baki (The fdz) is a writer and director born in Beirut, 1977. He is a co-founder and co-editor of Samandal, one of the Middle East’s premiere comics magazines as well as Beirut Animated, the Lebanese animation film festival. MANIVELLE: THE LAST DAYS OF THE MAN OF TOMORROW (2017) won awards at film festivals around the world.