The Landing

Akram Zaatari

2019 | 01:03:00 | Lebanon | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Architecture, Middle East, Performance

Whether they inhabit the desert or are lost in it, three men are clearly confronted to the ruins of modern times. They are explorers or players or performers of times past. Their encounters, their moves, their assessment of location take the form of an acoustic sounding of space. Filmed in Shaabiyat al Ghurayfah in Sharjah, a repertoire of simple gestures playfully engages with structure, space, movement, threshold, surveillance and perspective. Cables, sewage pipes, tubes, shovels, kitchen tools, electric air blowers and even a helicopter landing on site are all deployed in this film for their sonic rather than narrative potential—creating refractions, confrontations and transformations in a broken of folded narrative.

Music and Cast: Sharif Sehnaoui, Ali Hout, Abed Kobeissy

Cinematography: Talal Khoury

Sound Design: Victor Bresse

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