Room for a Man
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    Room for a Man

    Directed by

    Lebanon, USA

    2017

    77 min

    • French
    • Spanish
    • Arabic

    Documentary

    A young filmmaker who shares a Beirut apartment with his mother and pet dog attempts to reconstruct his identity by renovating his bedroom. But as the Syrian construction workers come and go in the freshly embattled household, new questions, old arguments and unexpected passions get stirred. Venturing further, the filmmaker contacts his estranged father to ask about the Argentinian passport he once had as a little boy. After years of separation, father and son embark on a journey to South America in search of family ties. An intimate essay about the meaning of masculinity and a young man’s search for acceptance across two continents.

    Awards

    • Grand Prize (International Competition) - RIDM

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Anthony Chidiac
    Editing
    Anthony Chidiac
    Festival Bookings
    RAMONDA INK
    Production
    C.CAM PRODUCTION
    Production
    LINKED PRODUCTIONS

    Press

    A first film demonstrating exceptional talent.

    RIDM

    Anthony Chidiac

    Anthony Chidiac

    Lebanon

    Anthony Chidiac was born in Beirut in 1988. He graduated from St. Joseph University with a BA in Audiovisual Studies with his diploma short film KFARHANEM’S INN, screened on MTV Lebanon and on the BBC Arabic program ‘Alternative Cinema’. In 2010, Anthony participated in The Exchange Program – a collaboration between The National Film School in Denmark and Screen Institute Beirut – during which time he shot the documentary EQUAL MEN in Copenhagen. In 2013, he co-wrote (with Selim Mourad) and directed his first medium length fiction film MAMAN, NON, MERCI, screened in various European and Arab film festivals.