Home Sweet Home
Fall Grant 2011 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
The filmmaker’s father spent 40 years as the director of a secular school he founded in Beirut’s southern suburbs, once a mixed area but now predominantly Shia and a Hezbollah stronghold. Today, the 69-year-old founder is drowning in debt and must sell his school. He is devastated. His wife, however, sees selling the school as a relief. The filmmaker returns to her homeland to document this painful period in her family’s lives and in the life of Lebanon.
- Nadine Naous
- Nadine Naous
- Monika Borgmann, Céline Loiseau, Olivier Bourbeillon
About the Director
Scripwriter and director Nadine Naous was born in Lebanon. After studying film and literature, she was the author of installations that mix super-8 film, video, photos and audio pieces. Her first documentary, ‘My Palestine’ (2007) was broadcast on ARTE and shown in numerous prestigious festivals around the world. ‘Clichés’ (2010), her first short fiction film, was co-produced by ARTE and has shown at festivals internationally. Naous also worked as a scriptwriter with Hiam Abbass on ‘Inheritance’ (2012).
Production Company Profile
TS Productions (Paris)
Producing fiction and documentary films since 1986, TS has a slate of over 50 documentaries. Two of its productions (‘Home Sweet Home’ and ‘De Cendres et de Braises’) were recently screened at the Visions du Réel.
Awards and Festival History
Dubai International Film Festival 2014, Arabian Nights (UAE)
SVisions du Reel - Festival international de Cinema 2014, in International Moyens Métrages Competition (Switzerland)
États généraux du film documentaire / 2014 / Sélection Expériences du regar