Waves '98 Trailer
15' minutes Directed by Ely Dagher The short was awarded the Palme D'or in the short flm category at the closing ceremony on the 25th of May in Cannes, France. Waves ’98 is as much a narrative film as it is a personal visual essay dedicated to Dagher’s hometown, Beirut. The film is an artistic exploration of the director’s current relation with his Lebanon, his home country, projected through the story of a teenager and set in 1998. Since moving abroad to study and work, Ely Dagher has been spending more and more time outside of Lebanon, and his attachment to Beirut Started to become more and more complicated. The overall Narrative of the film is heavily based on Ely’s efforts to understand his changing relationship with the city and it’s life, juxtaposed with the narrative of a teenager’s exciting discovery of this segregated city.
Fairuz Medley, Alaa Wardi
Credits: Performed by: Alaa Wardi & Haifa Kamal Music Arrangement by: Aziz Maraka & Alaa Wardi Directed by: Nina Najjar Produced by: Marc Fadel Production Design & VFX: Beaver And Beaver Director of Photography: Damoun Ghaoui Wardrobe Stylist: Ghina Maalouf Art Director: Tarek Mourad Make-up Artist: Sharbel Hasbany Make-up Assistant: Andrea Najarian Hair Stylist: Mahmoud Sultan Gaffer: Joseph Hanna Editor: Nina Najjar Post Production: Beaver And Beaver Continuity: Cynthia Hobeika & Gaelle Azzam Behind the Scenes: Salwa Habchi Production Assistant: Nadine Nassar Carpenter & Blacksmith: Ibrahim Painter: Alaa Assistant Cameras: Ziad Mitri & Chadi Zawawi Clapper: Cynthia Zeidan DIT: Assaad Khoueiry Lighting/Grip Assistants: Christ Jansezian Bedros Bekerian Joy Khoury Electrician: Marwan Sleiman Forest Studios Lebanon: Boutros Tarraf Camera, Light & Grip Supplier: Platform Studios Thank you to: Jimmy Bechara Rechdan for the VW car