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Fall Grant 2013 - Production Stage

Marwan Khneisser / Short Narrative / Lebanon, Qatar / 2015 / 20 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Thriller, Social Issues, Violence


Nabil is the guard of an old villa located by the mouth of a river. Sayed Walid, an influential lord, and his friends come to the villa for a day of partying and debauchery. Nabil’s son, Moussa, befriends Zaher, a guest’s son, and together they get away from the party to go swimming. But Nabil and Sayed Walid’s common past soon re-emerges and tragically comes to disrupt the day’s enjoyment.


Marwan Khneisser
Marwan Khneisser
Marwan Khneisser, Naja Achkar

About the Director

Born in Lebanon in 1981, Marwan Kneisser is a screenwriter, film director, editor and camera operator. He studied Anthropological Cinema in Paris and attended the Berlinale Talent campus in 2012. He has written, directed and produced two short fiction films and two documentaries. His shorts have been screened in more than 30 countries at major international film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Melbourne, Milan and Vancouver.


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    Marwan Khneisser

    Nadi Lekol Nas
    +961 395 1537

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