A series of films from various Arab countries are shown at the Beirut Film Days Festival. The event returned to the crisis-stricken country after a three-year hiatus.
The 11th edition of the festival kicked off with the screening of the award-winning film “Joy” by Jordanian writer and director Dareen Salam. It is inspired by a true story about the story of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl during the 1948 war.
The festival also screens other films that deal with issues from all over the Middle East, including “Household Tales”, a documentary film by Syrian director Nidal al-Debs that recounts his experience of exile and nostalgia.
Lebanese director Elie Dagher will conclude the festival with the movie “The Sea in Front Of You”. The film reflects contemporary Lebanon through the lens of Jana, a young Lebanese woman who returns home and finds herself trying to re-adapt to the life she left behind long ago.