Le deuil de la cigogne joyeuse

by Eileen Hofer, Lebanon, 2010
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War is imminent, but pregnant Nour refuses to admit it. Her husband, more rational, persuades her to leave. Convinced they will be able to return shortly, they bring with them only the bare necessities. Little do they know that they are leaving behind the fond memories of a paradise lost. The dramatic reconstruction in a minimalist approach of a key day in the life of a couple who has since emigrated.

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Original Title
Le deuil de la cigogne joyeuse
Title
Le deuil de la cigogne joyeuse
Directed by
Eileen Hofer
Country
Lebanon
Year
2010
Screenplay
Eileen Hofer
Film Editing
Valentin Rotelli
Soundtrack
Christophe Sturzenegger, Fairuz, Living Dead Boys
Cinematography
Gregory Bindschedler
Sound
Eric Ghersinu, Gabriel Hafner, Fran├žois Musy
Production
5 To Five Team Production
Formats
35mm
Runtime
15 min.
Language
Arabisch/d/f
Cast
Patricia Nammour, Nasri Sayegh

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«Un magnifique court métrage d'ici, également situé au Liban: Le Deuil de la cigogne joyeuse d'Eileen Hofer. Un «petit» film d'une maturité d'écriture étonnante, qui évoque de manière impressionniste et très sentie le départ d'un couple alors que la guerre devient imminente.»

Le Temps, Norbert Creutz