Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Friday, March 24, 2006, 20:30 and Saturday, March 25, 2006, 15:00 (SALTY)


Country of Origin: Lebanon
Year of Production: 2004
Duration: 25′
Category: Fiction

Director: Georges Homsy
Screenplay: Georges Homsy
Cinematographer: Toufic Tabbal
Editor: Leila Kanaan, Riad Chebli
Music: Bassem Rizk
Producer: Dima El Joundi
Cast: Carmen Lebbos, Carlos Azar, Raymonde Gelalian, Joelle Homsy, Mona Chahine, Roland Tomb

Synopsis: The story sheds light on the life of the Lebanese applying for visas at the American Embassy in Cyprus. The main role centers around Jad’s personality, a 27 years old man, and his interaction with other applicants at the embassy. 8h05, the hall is full. At 8h10, Jad is called by the employee who conducts the interviews at the embassy to translate for the Lebanese… The story starts from there…

Festivals & Awards: Festival du Film Européen Beirut 2003, Sehsuechte Potsdam 2004 (Best Original Idea), Next Frame Film Festival 2004 (Best Writing / Best Director), Festival des Jeunes Cinéastes Budapest 2004 (Best International Short Film), FIKE Portugal 2004, MedFilm Festival Rome 2004, Curta Cinema 2004, International Student Short Film Festival Beirut 2004, Cinestud 2005, Festival de Cannes 2005 (Kodak Emerging Filmmaker Showcase), Internationall Student Film & TV Festival Beijing Film Academy 2005

Weblink: www.iesav.usj.edu.lb