Beirut My Heart poetically and beautifully tells the story of a woman that is abandoned in Beirut by the man she loves. Devastated she is left searching for answers, but is guided to peace by a mysterious poet. This film is an aestheticized poem written and directed by Beirut filmmaker Sabah Haider, and translated into Arabic by Lebanese poet Saseen Kawzally.
The film was launched by the site on February 14, 2013 - Valentine's Day - fitting for a film about love.
Beirut My Heart is the work of numerous Lebanese artists, including poet Saseen Kawzally art director Olga Habre and calligrapher Ayman Jaber. The film is starring Lebanese model and actress Cynthia Kozah and has a guest appearance by the famed Lebanese actress Carmen Lebbos. Tens of Lebanese artists collaborated with Haider to make this film was made on a zero-budget.
"Beirut, as you've never seen it before on screen provides the backdrop for this heartwarming love story," says Nancy Epstein, Manager Program Acquisitions, at YallaTV. "Beirut My Heart is a wonderful short film-powerful, insightful, and to the heart."
Farid Majari, from the Goethe Institute, described Beirut, My Heart as "A very cool film. Very Beirut - poetic and rounded. A true love story, and wonderful imagery."
The film will be available on YallaTV for one year.
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For more information about the film or to view the trailer, visit the film's website at www.beirutmyheart.com. To find out more about the director, visit Sabah Haider's website at www.sabahhaider.com.