Spring Grants 2018 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
A young woman walks out of the Beirut airport alone and makes her way back home to her parents’ house in the middle of the night. Having been abroad and out of touch for a while, Jana seems to be leaving a bad experience behind and taking refuge. Haunting pressures to fit back into the family dynamics as well as revealing details of her life abroad weigh heavy on her. Feeling cornered, her fears and anxieties resurface, leading her to reconnect and find solace in another part of her Beirut life that she had forsaken. A life that is for her as familiar and foreign now as it ever was.
- Ely Dagher
- Ely Dagher
- Arnaud Dommerc
About the Director
Ely Dagher is an artist and filmmaker born and raised in Lebanon. He Graduated with an MA in New Media and Contemporary Art Studies from Goldsmiths College in London. His work explores the correlation and possibilities created through the play between cultures, histories and fiction. In 2015, his film 'Waves '98' was awarded the short film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Production Company Profile
Andolfi is an independent production company lead by Arnaud Dommerc. The company produces authors from every nationality, willing to explore new narrative and cinematographic aspects. Andolfi intends to claim a production eclecticism that allows their different projects to communicate and embrace the complete field of cinema; Live action, experimental, and documentary. 'Félicité' by Alain Gomis (Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin Film Festival 2017) and the documentary 'The Graduation' by Claire Simon (Best documentary on cinema - Venice Classics Awards - Venice Film Festival 2016) are a few of the company’s latest examples.