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The Blue Star

Spring Grants 2018

Valentin Noujaïm / Short Documentary / Lebanon, France, Qatar / 2020 / 25 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Experimental


It all happened one dark night. The Man was tired of being a stranger, tired of being insulted by others simply because he speaks Arabic to a wife who speaks French with their beloved mixed-race son. He looked at the sky and shouted. But that night, far in the cosmos, a voice answered. Combining archive documents and collages to create a blend between diary and science-fiction, Valentin Noujaïm retraces the history of his family.


Valentin Noujaïm
Valentin Noujaïm
Orane Gibier, Jowe Harfouche

About the Director

Born in France in 1991 to Lebanese and Egyptian parents, Valentin Noujaïm joined the Fémis (French Film School) in 2016, in the screenplay department, from which he graduated in July 2020. He directed a documentary film 'Before She Forgets Heliopolis', which premiered at Punto de Vista and an experimental film 'The Blue Star', supported by the Doha Film Institute and AFAC and presented at the International Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon (2020) in international competition. His first short fiction film, 'Daughters of Destiny', was supported by the CNC and is currently in post-production. He is developing his first feature film, 'La Nuit des Reines', produced by Kometa Films.

Awards and Festival History


Visions du Reel 2020 (WP – online edition)


  • Main Contact

    Valentin Noujaïm

    +33 633748931

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