Perhaps Today

Lebanon, 2017, 8 min
The film shows one day of the life of a 60-year-old Beiruti lady. Every week, Oum Karim relives the same day, which marks a certain event in her life, and does the same ritual: she goes to a local bakery where she prepares Lahm Bi Ajin (Lebanese ham pie), hoping that her longtime ritual will come to an end.
Crew

Director: Nadine Asmar
Producers: Pauline Asmar, Pascale Asmar and Nadine Asmar
Assistant Director: Anna Maria Fahed
Voice Over: Jean-Pierre Abdayem
Script: Nadine Asmar and Pascale Asmar
Script Doctor: Joëlle Touma
Script Supervisor: Anna Maria Fahed
Production Manager: Pauline Asmar
Director of Photography: Rouba Noureddine
Production Design: Nader Moussally and Omar Sfeir
Art Director: Nader Moussally
Editing: Nadine Asmar
Original Music: Rayan Chehab

Cast

Claude Baz Moussawbaa
Kamil Asmar
Estephan Khattar
Zakaria Kaakour
Thérèse Asmar

Nadine Asmar

A young Lebanese director. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Cinema and TV (Audiovisual) from the Lebanese University – Fine Arts Institute II and her Master’s degree in Cinema and Audiovisual from Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne. L’aveugle de la Cathédrale (The Blind of the Cathedral) is her graduation short film, a first-time adaptation of a novel by Farjallah Haïk (the rights were obtained from Haïk’s family). The film won 10 international awards including Best Short Fiction Film, Best Directing, Best Actor and Best Actress, and was nominated for over 40 awards and selected in over 50 international film festivals. She has been congratulated on several academic short films, including Dans mon cocon (2014) which was screened as a special jury mention during the Première Journée Cinématographique des étudiants de l’INBA II à l’Université Libanaise (2015) and Yingtai (2014), a Chinese short film inspired from a traditional legend. Perhaps Today… (Barke Lyom…) is her second short film which was produced in 2017. The film won 4 awards in France, Spain and the UK and got over 20 nominations. Nadine is also a co-founder and producer at MovieTailor Pictures, a film production, distribution and sales company.

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