As Far as Yearning
In BAALBEK, a reporter and a photographer on their way to cover a music festival lose their way between Beirut and Baalbek. The film was conceived a triptych co-directed by the three friends Ghassan Salhab, Akram Zaatari and Mohamed Soueid. The same journey is repeated three times and each director shows it to us in a different manner, with the desert-like landscape and the stretching out of the same story highlighting the state of confusion and distraction that Lebanon currently finds itself in.
AS FAR AS YEARNING describes a sense of yearning in an unsettled space that once was shared by two cineastes breathing the same air, living in two different cities, trying to sustain their longing through each other’s scattered images, sounds, and monologues, pieced together in one film, one dialogue, one soul flown away by loneliness and fallen apart like a forsaken angel. Two works in which friendship is the map within an otherwise drifting landscape. (NO)
All retrospective films that will be shown at the Filmmuseum after the Viennale - from 1.11. - can of course also be reserved as usual at filmmuseum.at or by calling 01/533 70 54 and purchased at the box office of the Austrian Film Museum. The prices of the Austrian Film Museum apply.