Unforgettable Memory of a Friend
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    Unforgettable Memory of a Friend

    Souvenir Inoubliable d'un ami

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    France, Lebanon

    2018

    27 min

    • Arabic

    Drama

    Beirut, 1985. Chadi, a thirteen-year-old boy, the top student of his class, discovers that he can make money from his talent. But money is not really the target. Instead, he wants to attract the interest of pretty Raya, whom he dares not to speak to.

    Awards

    • Jury Award - Hiroshima International Film Festival

    Credits

    Cast
    Ralph Hilali
    Nathalie Issa
    Joseph El Hachem
    Joe Issa
    Screenplay
    Wissam Charaf
    Mariette Désert
    Cinematography
    Martin Rit
    Editing
    Clémence Diard
    Music
    Zeid Hamdan
    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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