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Phantom Beirut

Ashbah Beyrouth

Full of ghosts and memories, Ghassan Salhab’s debut feature film is set in the late 1980s, towards the end of Lebanon’s Civil War. Protagonist Khalil returns to Beirut under a new identity, and to a confrontation with those he left behind following his apparent death a decade earlier. Featuring documentary elements and interviews with the lead actors, Phantom Beirut is a haunting exploration of the official silences and collective amnesias that stalk the lives of those who live through conflict.

Director

Ghassan Salhab

Country

Lebanon

Year

1998

Premiere

New Film Restoration

Dialogue Language

Lebanese Arabic (dialect)

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Tania El Khoury

Distributor

Tania El Khoury Films Delaltai