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(Posthume) (Posthumous)

Ghassan Salhab

2007 00:28:45 LebanonNoneColorStereo16:9Video


Following on from the 2006 Israeli aggression on Lebanon, the filmmaker tries to film the destruction of Beirut. We witness a city deserted by life, and ghostly characters who, featured in his earlier films, talk about living through such a war.

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About Ghassan Salhab

Ghassan Salhab was born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed three feature films: Beyrouth Fantôme (selected by Trois Continents/Nantes 1998 and various international film festivals), Terra Incognita (selected by Sélection Officielle/Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2002, and also selected by several other international film festivals), The Last Man (selected by Cinéastes du Présent, Locarno 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubai, Singapore, Tribeca, Tous les cinemas du monde, Cannes 2007), in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort. He has also published texts and articles in various magazines.