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Spring Grants 2016 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Wassim Geagea / Short Narrative / Lebanon, Qatar / 25 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Children, Docufiction


‘Omé’ tells the story of Wassim, a nine‐year‐old boy born and raised in a religious Christian family in Lebanon. When his mother dies, Wassim’s father explains that Jesus needed her more than Wassim. Wassim responds by kidnapping a statue of the Virgin Mary to blackmail Jesus into returning her. Eventually, Wassim realises that his mother will not return, so he makes the statue look like his mother, then buries it. The grave becomes a shrine he visits whenever he wants to talk to his mother. The movie is an intimate narrative of loss, based on a true story and complemented by real-life testimonies throughout the film.


Wassim Geagea
Wassim Geagea
Wassim Geagea, Gabriel Chamoun

About the Director

Born in 1989, Wassim Geagea is a Lebanese journalist, writer and filmmaker. He obtained a BA in Audio-Visual Studies from the Lebanese Institute of Fine Arts in 2011. His first short film, ‘My Grandfather’s Photo’ (2011), won the best short film prize in Lebanon’s European Film Festival and was screened at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. ‘Omé’ is his second short film.

Production Company Profile

With offices in Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dubai and Riyadh, The Talkies has been producing award-winning commercials since 1988. After the success of its first feature film, Amin Dora’s ‘Ghadi’ (2013), the company created a new content department to produce feature films as well as digital and television series.


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