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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 to Lebanese and Egyptian parents, Valentin Noujaïm is a political science and screenwriting graduate who crafts tales centred around anti-racist movements and disappearing communities. His work questions the relationships of power and domination at stake in French society through the prism of a strong ideal—revolutionary love or the love of revolution. Noujaïm is currently penning his debut feature, 'The Night of Queens'. Filmography includes 'Saturnalia', 'Daughters of Destiny', and 'Venus Retrograde'.

Awards and Festival History


Visions du Reel 2020 (WP – online edition)


  • Main Contact

    Valentin Noujaïm

    +33 633748931

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