V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

23rd August 2008

V' 14

23rd August 2008

Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abdullah, Mark Lewis
GB, 2013
Shortfilms, 22min, OF

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23rd August 2008

Laura Mulvey, Faysal Abdullah, Mark Lewis
GB, 2013
Shortfilms, 22min, OF

Contributors: 
Faysal Abdullah
Screenplay: 
Faysal Abdullah
Sound: 
Thomas Fennell
Editor: 
Kathrin Kur

Production: 
Mark Lewis Studio
World Sales: 
Mark Lewis Studio
Format: 
DCP
Color

A brief opening shot of the famous Al Mutanabbi street book market in Baghdad is followed by an unbroken 18-minute monologue, shot from a single, still camera position and simply recording the speaker’s words without interruption. In it, Faysal Abdullah gradually evokes the lives of Iraqi intellectuals of the left, driven into exile in the early 80’s by Saddam Hussein’s regime.

With HAMS AL MOODUN

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