After the End of the World
Documentary, director: Nadim Mishlawi, Lebanon, 2022, 72 min., Arab./En. with En. ST
> 28.4.2023 | 21.00 | Kino Arsenal |
Followed by a Film Talk with director Nadim Mishlawi.
Suspended between a brutal past and an uncertain future, the city of Beirut lingers in a fragile and indefinite present tense. Reflecting on the aftermath of his father’s death, After the End of the World is the memoir of a filmmaker’s experiences in Beirut, a city haunted by loss. The film looks beyond Beirut’s political landscape and focuses on the subtler notion of Beirut as an uncanny urban experiment. Contrasting ruins of the recent past with the influx of modernity, the film becomes a portrait of a city on the brink of perpetual disappearance.
In cooperation with the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO).