Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow

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Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow

Directed by Fadi Baki

  • Lebanon 2018; 30 min
  • Original version: French, English, Arabic
  • Genre: Docufiction
    • Best Short Film - Arab Film Festival San Francisco
    • Best International Film - SciFi FF Sydney
    • Jury Award for Best Film - Sapporo Short Fest
    • Best Film (National Competition) - Batroun Mediterranean FF
    • Best Short Film - BIFAN


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.



    Niklas Hlawatasch, Fadi Baki