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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.


Ghassan Salhab


France Lebanon




UK Premiere

Dialogue Language

Lebanese Arabic (dialect)

Subtitle Language

Content Warning

Mild physical violence

Primary Contact

Tania El Khoury


121 mins


Tania El Khoury Films Delaltai