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Filmmaker: Eliane Raheb
Sat 6 Apr, 3pm, BFI Southbank
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As Lebanon negotiates the fall-out from civil war, are redemption and forgiveness ever really possible?
Lebanon, 2012, 128 min. Courtesy of ITAR Productions.
Maryam still grieves for her son, missing in action during the Lebanese Civil War. Assaad, an intelligence officer on the other side, has publicly acknowledged his culpability in the atrocities following a post-war amnesty.
Through their stories and eventual meeting comes a haunting, intimate and instantly arresting account of the lives behind the rhetoric of 'reconciliation,' asking whether redemption and forgiveness are ever really possible.
Presented with thanks to The May Fair Hotel, supporting our 2013 visiting filmmaker programme.
"Brilliantly capturing a nation's damaged soul... impossible not to be moved"