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DROUGHT

DROUGHT

LANGUAGE: Arabic | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama
Running Time: 14:38
Year of production: 2020

SYNOPSIS

Carine is a real estate agent in Beirut. Finding it hard to reach out to clients, she spends her time in empty apartments that feed her sexually dissatisfied life. After all long day of waiting without no clients showing up, Carina decides to rent intimacy for a night.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Stray Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Carina Medawar
Majd Jaber

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Remi Itani
Screenwriter: Remi Itani
Producer: Abed Chami
Director of Photography: Sebastián Lojo
Sound: Victor Bresse
Editing: Terence Chim
Sound Editing: Victor Bresse

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Drama
Language: Arabic
Country of origin: Lebanon
Year of production: 2020
Total running time: 14:38
Shooting format: Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Sound format: 5.1

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival 2020
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF)
Dresden International Short Film Festival 2021
Aspen Short Film Festival 2021

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Remi Itani is a Lebanese film director, producer and University lecturer. Graduate of the London Film School MA Filmmaking with distinction, Remi started her career as a documentary director for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel. She has participated in numerous writing and directing workshops, among them a filmmaking workshop with the acclaimed director Werner Herzog and Torino Film Lab. Interested in woman-centred films, her fiction work explores transformative moments of women’s isolation, by creating indelible evocations of a silent psychological inter-zone between the everyday and the uncanny. Her films have been selected for more than twenty international film festivals such as IDFA Documentary Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and International Film Festival Rotterdam. She has been awarded the Boghossian prestigious residency award, and is currently working on her first feature fiction “In A Dream You Saw A Way To Survive And You were Full of Joy”, which has been granted the Doha Film Institute Fund.