FRIDAY 18/08/17 BLOCK I 4.15 pm – 5.45 pm
‘CLOSE-UP FILM CENTRE’
Movie • 16 min • Drama, UK Premiere, NRFF Film of the Week (10)
USA / Lebanon
DIRECTED BY Dania Bdeir
Lara, a 24 year old Lebanese artist living in NYC, returns home to Beirut for her father’s funeral. Her elegant strong-willed mother, Mona, pushes for Lara to behave in accordance with the social mores of Beirut and the traditional ways of grieving. Lara, in mourning and in need of her family, yields. Her Jewish American fiancee, Noah, shows up to support her – but is surprised to discover that Lara has never told her family about him. Lara can’t bring herself to risk losing her family but eventually must find a way to be true to herself.
BLOCK I NOTES:
(Drama, Comedy, Youth, Experimental, Women)