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Feyrouz Serhal / Short Narrative / Lebanon, Germany, Spain, Qatar / 2017 / 27 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Thriller, War, Based on a True Story


Beirut, the day of the World Cup. A woman walks through the relatively quiet streets – people are indoors watching the game, or going about their domestic business. But there seems to be a disruption in the television signal, as isolated moments of mild chaos on the rooftops evidence. Then the still of the hot summer’s day is torn apart by an air attack – another interruption to be absorbed, another minor irritation Beirutis refuse to allow to quash their spirits.


Feyrouz Serhal
Feyrouz Serhal
Stefan Gieren, Felipe Lage Coro, Lara Abou Saifan
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About the Director

Feyrouz Serhal has written and directed several independent short video works, her short narrative film ‘Tshweesh’ won The Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2016, and it premiered at Locarno Film Festival in 2017. In 2023, Feyrouz finished two short fiction films: ‘I Come From The Sea’, which premiered at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2023, and ‘Sen Ti’. In 2023, she also directed ‘The Third Rahbani’, a feature documentary produced by Al Jazeera Documentary Channel about the life of Elias Rahbani. She is now working on her first narrative feature film, ‘I Am Here But You Can’t See Me’.

Awards and Festival History


"Locarno FF 2017, Fuori concorso: Shorts (WP)
Busan IFF 2017, Wide Angle – Short Film Showcase
Torino FF 2017
Dubai IFF 2017, Muhr Shorts"


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