30.09. - 09.10.2021

Heaven Without People Lebanon 2017 | 91 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Lucien Bourjeily

LUCIEN BOURJEILY is known in the Middle East for his pieces of political theatre, which often bring him into conflict with the authorities. Heaven Without People is his debut feature and won the jury prize at the Dubai film festival 2017.

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A family get-together ends in chaos, reflecting the rifts running through Lebanon.
Easter in Beirut. Josephine is overjoyed that for the first time in two years the whole family is gathered round the table. The atmosphere is relaxed and everyone is enjoying a delicious feast. But when an envelope full of money suddenly disappears, underlying tensions come to the surface. the first person under suspicion is the Ethiopian servant – but isn't that just racial prejudice? Then a free-for-all of suspicion begins: Liberals against conservatives, Muslims against Christians. Everyone against everyone else.
Original title: Heaven Without People
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Lucien Bourjeily
Screenplay: Lucien Bourjeily
Cast: Samira Sarkis, Laeticia Semaan, Jean Paul Hage, Farah Shaer, Jenny Gebara, Nadim Abou Samra, Hussein Hijazi, Ghassan Chemali, Wissam Boutros, Nancy Karam, Toni Habib, Etafer Aweke, Mohamad Abbas
Producer: Lucien Bourjeily, Farah Shaer
Director of Photography: Ahmad Al Trabolsi
Music: Haitham Atme
Production Design: Joeanne Chaiban, Maryam Hoballah
Editor: Lucien Bourjeily
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