The President's Visit





Synopsis

When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark in an everlasting struggle at cleaning up and maintaining the perfect image of their town.

Cast

Fouad Yammine,Nicolas Daniel


Director :Cyril Aris Language :Arabic Country :Lebanon
Producer :Marc Fadel,Valerie Martinez Editor :Cyril Aris Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :Joe Saade Year :2017 Duration:19 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Cyril Aris

Director Biography

Cyril Aris is a Lebanese Director & Screenwriter, with an MFA from Columbia University in the City of New York, currently in post-production for The Swing (2017), his first feature documentary, recipient of a post-production grant from AFAC, and in development for his first fiction feature The White Gloves. His last short film, The President’s Visit, was a recipient of grants from the Doha Film Institute, the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Film Fund and the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon. Previous credit include short film Siham (2013), jury award at the 20th Palm Springs International ShortFest, LBC’s TV series Beirut, I Love You (2011, 2012), and Yahoo’s web-series Fasateen (2012). Apart from directing, Cyril has produced Submarine (2016), directed by Mounia Akl, which was in the official selections of Cannes (Cinéfondation), TIFF, SxSW and won a jury prize at the Dubai International Film Festival. Cyril taught Film at Columbia University, Barnard College, and NHSI at Northwestern University.

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