NOURHANE, A CHILD'S DREAM

MAY KASSEM

5 March 2019, 6:30 PM - 8 PM

Nourhane was a singer and actress between the 1940s and the 1960s. She put a sudden end to her career and retreated away from the stage in the mid-60s. From that point on, she never spoke about her past, nor did she sing. Her granddaughter goes into the world of filmmaking and at the age of 21 discovers her grandmother's past. She then goes on a quest to find out as much as possible about her grandmother, and mainly the reason behind abandoning a career at its height. Layers and layers of stories emerge through interviews, voiceovers, drawings, and animated sequences in a film centred around passion and love.

2016 | 1h 12min

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

The screening is followed by a Q&A with director May Kassem

Born in Beirut in 1975, May Kassem has degrees in Art Semiotics (Brown University) and Screenwriting (FEMIS). She has made documentaries, short and animated films, teaches Screenwriting, works as a script-doctor, produces & presents radio music shows at Radio Liban 96.2FM, is currently working on a documentary trilogy on three cities (Beirut, Paris, and New York) as well as her first feature fiction film. She now lives in Beirut.

Location: Auditorium, Second Floor

Free Entrance | Limited Seats

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