Nights and Days

Directed by Lamia Joreige
| Lebanon, France | 2007 | Arabic | 17 min

Cairo Cinema Days 2
The film uses notes written and filmed during summer 2006 as a personal account of the experience of war. The first part oscillates between day-shots and night-shots and features a soundtrack expressing the idea of time passing, awaiting, interrogations and fears experienced in such an unusual time. The second part is a journey to south Lebanon, a part which was devastated during the war. Nights and Days alternates between peaceful landscapes and ruins. The film questions the relationship between image and sound as it reflects on notions of 'beauty' and 'horror'.