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Terra Incognita
Film Portrait Ghassan Salhab
Admission: 5 Euro, concessions 3 Euro
civil war, remembrance
"Terra Incognita" by Ghassan Salhab
with short film:
La rose de personne
Lebanon 1998
10 min., Beta SP, Engl. subtitles

Terra Incognita
Lebanon / France 2002
120 min., Engl. subtitles

Beirut today, a city in the process of rebuilding. Its face changes daily, its inhabitants are uprooted: Soraya, the tour guide, wanders the country in search of vanished civilizations. The architect Nadim tries to reinvent the city, but hardly ever leaves his apartment anymore. Tarek recently returned to Lebanon and is wondering why he bothered. Finally, the radio journalist Haïdar retreats into the role of observer. None of them dares to look back into the past, much less pursue projects for the future.

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