BFMAF 24 OPENING FILM: Phantom Beirut (Ashbah Beyrouth) (15)

Main House Theatre  |  7 March 2024

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(15)

Full of ghosts and memories, Ghassan Salhab’s debut feature film is set in the late 1980s, towards the end of Lebanon’s Civil War.

Protagonist Khalil returns to Beirut under a new identity, and to a confrontation with those he left behind following his apparent death a decade earlier. Featuring documentary elements and interviews with the lead actors, Phantom Beirut is a haunting exploration of the official silences and collective amnesias that stalk the lives of those who live through conflict.

Dir. Ghassan Salhab | Lebanon | 1998 | 120m | Lebanese Arabic with English subtitles