- Running time104 minutes
At the heart of this bold and compelling hybrid film are questions about the significance of lineage and what is bequeathed. The film begins with Sélim Mourad staging a portrait of his own nuclear family, in which he claims a place on his own terms while facing up to the fact that he will not father a family because he is same-sex loving. After his sister’s passing, Mourad became his parents’ only child, but he is burdened with the knowledge that he is the last male to carry the family name. Meanwhile, the old building where his family lives and was bequeathed by his grandfather, is falling apart, but neither his father, nor aunt, can afford the cost of repairs.
A fresh, original and disarmingly honest look at the hold of patriarchy in contemporary Lebanese society.
The director will take part in a Q&A following the screening.
Co-presented with Arab British Centre’s SAFAR: A Celebration of Contemporary Arab Cinema.
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