2019 Program


Film Details

Director: Zayn Alexander

Country: USA

Runtime: 10 Minutes

Language: Arabic

English subtitles: Yes


Genre: Short

Cast: Zayn Alexander, Pascale Seigneurie,

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Showing as part of the 2018 St.George Lebanese Film Festival (LFF), in partnership with the Australian Film and Television Radio School (AFTRS), this session includes the screening of three short films sourced from Lebanon's most renowned film schools:Lilacs, Nocturne in Black and Abroad. Refer below for film synopsis'.

Prior to the screening, join us for drinks and nibbles at Bar LFF, where you can sample a selection of Lebanese Wine and Beer available for purchase.


Jad and Rania, a Lebanese couple living in New York City, struggle to achieve their shared dream of breaking into the acting industry due, in part, to the typecasting of Middle-Eastern actors. The combined pressures of juggling multiple day jobs and living so far from home begin to eat away at Jad, while Rania relishes the struggle. These differences are brought to light on the day that Jad proposes to Rania, and their relationship is put to a test as it becomes clear that their time abroad has left them yearning for different things.

Session times:

Sydney | Sunday, 26 August at 3.30pm. AFTRS at Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park. This is a short film session co-presented with AFTRS. Free admission to all short films.

Note: All films exempt from classification unless otherwise noted. We recommend this film has an equivalent rating to 'M' - a film for mature audiences ages 15 years and over.