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Valentin Noujaïm / Short Experimental or Essay / Lebanon, France, Qatar / 25 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Experimental


A husband and wife are separated only by language; he speaks Arabic while she speaks French and their beloved son speaks both. Although unable to communicate verbally, the couple is very much in love with body language playing a large part in their relationship. One night a mysterious spot appears in the sky, “The Unknown”, and begins speaking to them in their native languages. The husband decides to build a machine to communicate with the strange visitor further, but will the Unknown ever answer him?


Valentin Noujaïm
Valentin Noujaïm
Orane Gibier, Jowe Harfouche

About the Director

Valentin Noujaïm was born in France in 1991, to parents from Egypt and Lebanon. After studying Political Sciences, Noujaïm worked as assistant director and co-writer for the documentary 'THF Central Airport' by Karim Aïnouz. In 2015, he directed an 8mm short film which was selected by several experimental film festivals (Boddinale, Berlin Short Film Festival). In 2016, Noujaïm entered La Fémis in the script department. He is currently working on different script writing projects for both short and feature-length films, and on various film formats such as 8mm and DV.


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