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Souraya Mon Amour (Working Title)

Fall Grants 2022 - Development Stage

Nicolas Khoury / Feature Documentary / Lebanon, Qatar / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Documentary


Excerpts from the film ‘Little Wars’, an old correspondence, and other family and personal archives intertwined with virtual zoom meetings of the present are used to look into the dynamic of the relationship that unites Souraya Baghdadi to her late husband, Maroun Baghdadi. Souraya entered the world of cinema in 1981 when she played the leading role in the film ‘Little Wars’ by Maroun, selected at Cannes in 1982. After the film, they got married and exiled to Paris, where they remained together until the mysterious death of the famous Lebanese director in December 1993. Today, thirty years later, this film portrays Souraya through the presence of Maroun in her life but also through his absence.


Nicolas Khoury
Nicolas Khoury, Souraya Baghdadi
Nicolas Khoury

About the Director

Nicolas Khoury graduated in film and audiovisual studies from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in 2010. He is an independent documentary filmmaker and film editor living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. His filmography includes three independent medium-length films that won awards at multiple festivals. In 2018, his short independent documentary 'Résonances' won the best short documentary at It's All True Film Festival, Brazil and the Tanit D'or of the best short documentary in Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunis. 'Fiasco' is his first long documentary that premiered in CPH:DOX and won two awards at Cairo International Film Festival 2021.


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