THE SERVANTS [R: 15] UK Premiere
DIRECTOR: Marwan Khneisser
RUNTIME: 24 m GENRE: Drama, Mystery, Family
BLOCK A: MYSTERIES & MEMORIES (PART 1)
TRAILER “The Servants” is an allegorical film about the moral and cultural decline of the Lebanese society, portrayed through the reunion of two former warlords who share a troubled past, but who find themselves, after many years, in an uneven master / servant relationship.
A group of carefree revelers reunite in an ancient and remote seaside villa for a day. This is the opportunity for Nabil and his wife Mira, keepers of the place, to come face to face with an old acquaintance: Walid, leader of the group. Their encounter rekindles memories of a bitter and violent past. But it won’t take long for Nabil, Mira and Sayed Walid’s common past to catch up with them and disrupt the day’s festivities.
SCREENING: Thursday 23.08.18, 12-1.30 PM
Marwan Khneisser studied Anthropological Cinema in Paris. He has written, directed and produced short fiction films which have premiered at international film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Melbourne, Odense, and Vancouver.