A family living in a war-torn country spends what seems to be a normal evening together. Their conversations shift between casual matters of daily life and survival. This ambiguous situation highlights the aches of how we take time for granted, and live life.
LFW21 | IN COMPETITION
Saturday 11 December 2021
SO WE LIVE
Directed by Rand Abou Fakher
with Amina Alhaj, Abd Alhameid Alobeid, Rahaf Alobeid,
Lona Alobeid, Omar Kashmiry
Writer & Director: Rand Abou Fakher
Production Manager: Rosa Galguera
Cinematography: Hans Bruch Jr. SBC
Sound Design: Enzo Tibi
Cast: Amina Alhaj, Abd Alhameid Alobeid, Rahaf Alobeid, Lona Alobeid, Omar Kashmiry
Language: Arabic with English subtitles
Length: 16 minutes
About the Director
In Syria Rand Abou Fakher obtained her studies as a flutist in the National Conservatory of Damascus. In 2018 she made her first short film « Braided Love » that was internationally premiered in Sarajevo Film Festivals to continue its tour after that in festivals and museums. Her second short film « So We Live » was produced by Hilife Cinematography. It premiered in the international competition of Berlinale 70th Edition. And participated in many international competitions such as Guanajuato International Film Festival, PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival. The film won the Best Short Film award in the Leuven Short Film Festival and Usak Film Festival. She is a multi-platform artist, performs in theatre and her creations are based on concepts that are built on anthropological and philosophical researches that are highlighted due to her experiences and to what she senses and perceives as a displaced Arabic woman.