Dreaming the city, she gets lost in intricate geometries. Sharp edges of buildings etch her skin silently, chiseling the limits of her consciousness, altering her perception of distance and scale, redefining intimacy and sensuality. Rhythms, towers, workers, sunsets, sunrises, night-time and dream-time alternate and repeat and get lost one in another endlessly. Slowly, she becomes an image of her former self. Slowly she grows older. Trapped in time, she waits and watches life pass by below her feet.
About the director:
Rawane Nassif. Filmmaker, anthropologist, writer. Born in Beirut, she has a BFA in filmmaking from Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Alberta in Canada. She worked with immigrants and indigenous people in Canada, conducted visual research in Central Asia and worked as a senior researcher on art films commissioned by the National Museum of Qatar. She wrote two books and made about ten films. Her latest short “Turtles are Always Home” screened at the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded, Message to Man IFF and Toronto and won international awards including the best new vision short at the San Francisco IFF, and the best experimental at New Orleans FF.