Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The kite - طيارة من ورق


Trailer for the Kite

The kite (le cerf-volant - طيارة من ورق) has been released on 2003 in Lebanon. It tells a story of young girl who lives in a small druze town in the south of Lebanon near the occupied zone that was controlled by Israel after the 1982 invasion. She was forced to get married to another young boy in a town across the occupied zone. Although the story didn't focus on the Israeli actions during that sad period of occupation, one can easily sense from the film the misery of Lebanese near influence of those occupation forces.
Julia Kassar and Liliane Nemri were great in their acting role. Director Randa Chahal Sabagh successfully reflected the misery of Lebanese near the influence of those Israeli occupation forces without making it as the main subject in the storyline. The film was a drama with a bit of humor every once and then, and having Ziad Rahbani in the movie (even if it was guest star role) gives the film another flavor, while the ending was a bit unexpected.
It's noteworthy that the film collected some 3 awards in the Venice Film Festival 2003, apart some nominations in other film festivals. As its precedents in this blog, watching this movie is strongly recommended.
Waiting Randa Chahal next feature movie ...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep doing what you do, am a big fan, and am happy I can get info on Lebanese movies from your site, keep updating, don´t disappoear, thanks.

Lebanese said...

I'm happy that someone appreciates what I do. But the blog isn't getting what I was hoping for; I wanted it to be some kind of discussion, whenever someone reads my entries, and have the same or a different ideas of the movie, he'd come and share his point of view. Unfortunately, this isn't happening till now :-( .

lamis said...

i wish our movie can take more credit cuz it's much better then eygpt movies at least our movies has a point and great ideas if u know what im saying

btw can u tell me where to find more info like the cast and the soundtrack of the movie thnx

Lebanese said...

Thanks for your comment, unfortunately, it came in the same time news sources was reporting the director's eternal rest.

Here you can find some information, and the wikipedia article holds some information as well.

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LebaneseMariam said...

So I finally saw this movie and it was good.. but I'm left doubting everything that happened... did she die in the beginning? Can you explain what you think this movie reflects?