Beirut: The Last Home Movie

Beirut: The Last Home Movie

Beirut: The Last Home Movie
director: Jennifer Fox
country, year: United States, 1987
category: Jennifer Fox retrospective
 
time: 125'
VO: English, French, Arabic
subtitles: English, Romanian
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SYNOPSIS

Beirut: The Last Home Movie is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a global event—three months in the life of a Lebanese family living in a heavily-bombed Beirut neighborhood. This extraordinary film captures the real-life experiences of a family living in one of the most chaotic wars in history and provides insight into the psychology of war, 20th century-style. It also reveals the power of cinema verite at its best: a seemingly simple recording of everyday life becomes a fascinating, complex and many-layered look at the connections between personal and political lives.

FULL PROGRAM

15 March, 20:30,

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Berlin Film Festival
London Film Festival

AWARDS
Golden Eagle Award, C.I.N.E.
Women & Cinema Argentina, Press Award
Soc. Civile des Aut. Multimedia, Best Screenplay
Sundance FF, Best Documentary and Cinematography, US, 1988
San Francisco Film Festival, Golden Gate Award
Cinema du Reel, Grand Prix, France

PRODUCER

Zohe Film Productions

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