Warsha

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Synopsis

English

Mohammad is a crane operator working in Beirut. One morning he volunteers to take on one of the tallest and notoriously most dangerous cranes in Lebanon. Away from everyone’s eyes, he is able to live out his secret passion and find freedom.

Italiano

Mohammad lavora come operatore di gru a Beirut. Un giorno si offre di salire su una delle gru più alte e pericolose di tutto il Libano. Lontano dagli occhi di tutti, riesce finalmente ad esprimere la sua passione segreta e a trovare la sua libertà.

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Dania Bdeir

Short Film | Fiction | Drama

15' 41''

Lebanon | France

2022

Arabic

English | Italian

Khansa

Inter Spinas Film | Né à Beyrouth Films | GoGoGo Films

Coralie Dias | Pierre Sarraf | Carine Ruszniewski

Zen Movie | Square Eyes

Dania Bdeir

Shadi Chaaban

Ali J. Dalloul

Hello Psychaleppo

Perrine Villemur | Rita Chaghoury

Régis Diebold | Mathieu Z’Graggen

  • Facebook - Black Circle

Selections & Awards

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

♥ Winner of BEST INT. SHORT FILM - FICTION

CLERMONT-FERRAND INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

TAMPERE FILM FESTIVAL (FINLAND)

OSCAR® & EFA qualifying festival

SXSW FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

REGARD - SAGUENAY INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (CANADA)

OSCAR® qualifying festival

PRAGUE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (CZECH REPUBLIC)

BFI FLARE: LONDON LGBTQIA+ FILM FESTIVAL (UK)

CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL (USA)

NEW HORIZONS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (POLAND)

PANORAMA DES CINÉMAS DU MAGHREB ET DU MOYEN-ORIENT (FRANCE)

 

Dania Bdeir

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Biography

English

Dania Bdeir is a Lebanese award-winning writer & director. She’s a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, has a BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut and an MFA in directing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she received a full scholarship in her third year. In 2019, Dania was selected as a Berlinale Talent and participated in its Short Film Station with "Warsha", a co-production between Inter Spinas Films (France), GoGoGo Films (France) and Né à Beyrouth Films (Lebanon). Dania is currently based in Dubai and is developing her first feature film "Pigeon Wars" which was selected for the 2018-2019 Torino Film Lab x DFI Hezaya Screenwriting lab, the 2021 Cine Qua Non Storylines lab and the 2021 Nostos Screenwriting Retreat.

Italiano

Dania Bdeir è una premiata regista e scrittrice libano-canadese. È membro della Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, è laureata in disegno grafico all’American University di Beirut e ha ottenuto un master in regia all’università NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, ricevendo una borsa di studio nel suo terzo anno. Nel 2019 è stata selezionata nel programma Berlinale Talent dove ha partecipato nella Short Film Station con il suo cortometraggio “Warsha”, una co-produzione fra Inter Spinas Films (Francia), GoGoGoFilms (Francia) and Né à Beyrouth Films (Libano). Attualmente vive a Dubai dove sta sviluppando il suo primo lungometraggio “Pigeon Wars”, il quale è stato selezionato per lo Screenwriting lab del Torino Film Lab x DFI Hezaya (2018-2019), il Cine Qua Non Storylines lab del 2021 e il Nostos Screenwriting Retreat del 2021.

Filmography

WARSHA

(2022 | short film)

IN WHITE

(2017 | short film)

KALEIDOSCOPE

(2014 | short film)