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Nazha

Project information

Talent Joshua Magor
Role of participant Cinematographer
Director Remi Itani
Producer Erin Phipps
Status finished

Production details

Running time 14 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2016
Country of Production United Kingdom
Production Company
BBC Arabic


still / picture for Nazha
still / picture for Nazha


Synopsis

Nazha is an episodic film which follows a young Lebanese woman’s feeling of impotence in the face of her grandmother’s inevitable death. The film revolves around a series of moments, which trace the internal movement of Nazha’s growing emotional quagmire. Not depending on grand, dramatic moments, but rather fragments of internal turmoil, silent desperation and a growing sense of uselessness and lethargy, the film follows Nazha as she struggles more and more to come to terms with her grandmother’s illness. Nazha isn’t about how we all come to terms with the death of our loved ones, but the complex way which we deny it, accept it and mourn it simultaneous, without every articulating it out loud.


Participation in international festivals / awards

- Winner 2016 Prix du Jury prize at Teuton International Film Festival

- Official Selection 2017 Friss Hús International Shortfilm Festival Budapest

- Official Selection 8th Watersprite Film Festival 2018

- Nominated for Best Cinematography 8th Watersprite Film Festival 2018

- Selection Short Film Corner Cannes Film Festival 2016