Full 2018 Program

Martyr

Film Details

Director: Mazen Khaled

Country: Lebanon , Italy

Runtime: 84 Minutes

Language: Arabic

English subtitles: Yes

Year:

Genre: Feature , Drama

Cast: Carol Abboud, Hamza Mekdad, Mostafa Fahs, Hady Bou Ayash,

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Synopsis

The strange drowning of a young man at Beirut’s seaside sparks a mob funeral where his friends participate in his funeral rites and customs. In his tradition, a man is considered a martyr for drowning. The story exposes the schisms that divide the city and the film presents raw imagery with abstract scenes of dance and performance, presenting us with a world where lines separating reality from fiction, and authenticity from fabrication, have ceased to exist. 

Session times:

Sydney | Tuesday, 21 August, 7.00pm. Hoyts Broadway.

Note: All films exempt from classification unless otherwise noted. We recommend this film is for viewers 18 years and older. This film contains strong nudity, sexual content and adult themes which may offend some viewers.