Martyr

For Hassane, a young man from an impoverished neighborhood, life has stopped making sense. All he has left is a close group of friends, brought together by a shared sense of marginalization and hopelessness.
Hassane’s strange sudden drowning at Beirut’s rocky shore sparks a mob procession, and strips apart the bond of youth and friendship, forcing his friends to grapple with loss and powerlessness, and with the cold heavy truth of their friend’s dead body. The funeral is transformed into a heartfelt farewell to the beauty and sensuality of life, youth, friendship, and love.

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Credits

Director:

Mazen Khaled

Producer:

Diala Kachmar

Screenwriter:

Mazen Khaled

Cinematographer:

Rachelle Noja & Talal Khoury

Editor:

Vartan Avakian

Sound Designer:

Victor Bresse

Music:

Zeid Hamdan and Vladimir Kurumilian

Principal Cast:

Carol Abboud, Hamza Mekdad, Mostafa Fahs, Hady Bou Ayash, Rachad Nassereddine, Rabih el Zaher, Raneem Mourad

Additional Credits:

COLORIST: Belal Hibri

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Manuela Buono
Slingshot Films
info@slingshotfilms.it

Publicity Contact:

Michela Pascolo
festivals@slingshotfilms.it
+393456468588

Sales Agent:

Slingshot Films

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
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Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
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Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2017

Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

Drama, LGBTQ

Screening Section:

Global

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

Italy, Lebanon

Language:

Arabic

Runtime:

84:13 mins