Saturday 08 December 2018
ARE YOU GLAD I'M HERE
Directed by Noor Gharzeddine
Narrative Feature - European Premiere - In Competition
A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime.
This is a story that explores the nature of happiness and self-actualization through the multicultural lens of Lebanese-American filmmaker Noor Gharzeddine.
Director: Noor Gharzeddine
Writer: Samuel Cyrenius Anderson
Producers: Elie Deek, Noor Gharzeddine
Cast: Marwa Khalil, Tess Harrison
Language: Arabic, English
Length: 85 minutes
About Noor Gharzeddine
Noor Fay Gharzeddine is a Lebanese-American filmmaker born and raised in New York City. She is the recipient of the 2018 Joe Consentino Emerging Filmmaker Award and won Best First Feature at the Naples International Film Festival. Noor enjoys studying unlikely relationships and strange environments in her work. She is fascinated with films that blend hyper-realism with absurdity, and tragedy with comedy.
Her debut feature, Are You Glad I’m Here, premiered at the Atlanta Film Festival in April of 2018 and has been screening throughout the US and Lebanon ever since.