Friday, December 17, 2010

Stray Bullet - رصاصة طايشة

Trailer of "Stray Bullet"

This new movie is enjoying very nice critics while showing in festivals worldwide. We hope for a soon release in Lebanon, to be able to watch and comment. Georges Hachem gathered all aesthetic elements in one beautiful piece to recreate a beautiful atmosphere of a once war-torn Lebanon in the 70's. You may notice among the cast Labaki playing as the main character "Noha".

Update: After watching the movie,  the viewer will be charged with emotion.  It's an excellent movie from almost all artistic apects. Labaki's role in Stray Bullet dwarfs her leading role in her own movie Caramel. The music is very well composed for the scenes. The viewer will be feeling the war in the background since the start, even before the violent  related scenes. Despite the successful attempt to bring the 70's era, some details from the post-war Lebanon escaped to the foreground, more notably the street lights that accompany us until the ending scene. Hachem has shown great talent in his first long feature in this universal story. We should note that some messages reverberate from other Lebanese movies like In the Battlefields: The war begun from inside Lebanese homes before to evolving into clashes between rival groups.

Below a short commentary from Hachem
on his reel during London Film Festival.

3 comments:

EOJ said...

Unfortunately I don't have access to Lebanese movies here in Brazil, but I watched and enjoyed a lot "Caramel".
Hopefully I'll watch more, I'm curious about movies that show the daily life and history of Lebanon, specially because my grandfather was born in Beirut. Labaki is very beautiful and talented.

LebaneseMariam said...

Question seeing that you are educated with regards to Lebanon movies-- is there a way to have access to them considering I like in Canada?

Does virgin generally sell them?

Jonas said...

Hello! My name is Jonas Holmberg and I would like to get in contact with you, my email is jonas@flm.nu.