DUBAI: The Beirut International Women Film Festival, which features films about women and/or executed by women, is set to return to the Lebanese capital from July 19-23 with a packed out screening schedule, including the following highlights.
The fourth edition will return after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and works from across the world will be featured.
‘The Girls Who Burned the Night’
Directed by Saudi auteur Sarah Mesfer, this 24-minute film tells the story of two sisters caught up in a moment of innocent rebellion.
‘I Bit My Tongue’
In its 25-minute run time, the French-Tunisian film, directed by Nina Khada, raises questions on the crisis of language and identity in North African countries.
When her father dies, free-spirited expat Raya returns to Lebanon for the first time in a decade in this 12-minute short by Nay Tabbara.
‘A Thousand Girls Like Me’
This 76-minute harrowing documentary that tells the true story of a young Afghan woman’s fight to seek justice after experiencing years of abuse at the hands of her father.
Farid and Amal are an elderly couple who face upheaval when Farid begins to suffer from episodes of amnesia in this 20-minute short directed by Dana Abdessamad.
In a village in Sudan, 15-year-old Nafisa has her life mapped out for her by her parents, with competing plans laid out by the village matriarch. This 20-minute short portrays powerful, and powerless, women.