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Jocelyne Saab

Lettre de Beyrouth (Letter from Beirut)

52' - 1987 - Dialogue: Arabic, French
Director: Jocelyne Saab
Three years after the beginning of the civil war in Lebanon, Jocelyne Saab returns to a Beirut that has irrevocably changed.
Three years after the beginning of the civil war in Lebanon,
Jocelyne Saab returns to a Beirut that has irrevocably changed, where she wanders the streets, rides buses, chats with refugees and peacekeepers, and reflects on the war’s toll during a brief moment of peace.
“I feel that a film should be able to envelop the spectators
in the atmosphere. In Letter from Beirut, I wanted to show how abnormal things become normal. And I had recourse to a game of notations on the characters because I believe that, very often, the gestures of everyday life have more weight than political declarations.”

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Credits

Director

Jocelyne Saab

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Dialogue

Arabic, French

Countries of production

Lebanon, France

Year

1987

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