It’s a sad and beautiful world

Feature Film

In Development

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It’s a Sad and Beautiful World explores the love story and improbable romance between two antagonistic characters: Nino, a warmhearted idealist, and Soraya, a wounded cynic, throughout their childhood, adulthood and married life, set against the backdrop of Lebanon’s recent history and its defining milestones of the past 40 years.

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(Reference picture: Black Cat White Cat (1998), dir. Kusturica)

• Selected at the Toronto TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Canada 2019

• Selected at Nantucket Screenwriter Colony, USA 2019

• Winner of the ART award at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform, Lebanon 2019

• Selected for the CineGouna Platform at the El-Gouna Film Festival in Egypt, 2019

• Invited for a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris, France 2019

• Official selection at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform, Lebanon 2019

• Official Selection at the 3rd edition Cinephilia Bound Cannes at the Cannes Film Festival, France 2019

• Selected for the Fondation Liban Cinema’s Re-Writing Workshop, Lebanon 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World  selected at the TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Fall 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World selected at the TIFF Filmmaker Lab, Fall 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World , winner of the ART award at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World, winner of the ART award at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World  selected at the Nantucket Screenwriter Colony, Fall 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World selected at the Nantucket Screenwriter Colony, Fall 2019

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It’s a Sad and Beautiful World  selected at the 3rd CineGouna Platform at the El-Gouna Film Festival 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World selected at the 3rd CineGouna Platform at the El-Gouna Film Festival 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World  selected for a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris, in the Fall of 2019

It’s a Sad and Beautiful World selected for a residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris, in the Fall of 2019

Participant at the 3rd edition  Cinephilia Bound Cannes  at the Cannes Film Festival 2019

Participant at the 3rd edition Cinephilia Bound Cannes at the Cannes Film Festival 2019

Participant at the Fondation Liban Cinema  Re-Writing Workshop  in Lebanon, 2019

Participant at the Fondation Liban Cinema Re-Writing Workshop in Lebanon, 2019

Participant at the 4th  Beirut Cinema Platform  in Lebanon, 2019

Participant at the 4th Beirut Cinema Platform in Lebanon, 2019