In the crumbling tower blocks of post-war Beirut, Omar is restless and isolated, until a luminescent light draws him across the segregated city to a utopian world of enchantment — and he finds himself drifting further away from home. Ely Dagher's dreamy Cannes Palme d'Or winner explores his complex relationship with his home country.

Short Cuts

Waves '98

Ely Dagher

Playing as part of Short Cuts Programme 9

Screenings

Tue Sep 15

TIFF Bell Lightbox 4

Regular
10:00pm
Wed Sep 16

Scotiabank 5

Industry
9:15am
Sun Sep 20

Scotiabank 11

Regular
12:15pm