But what we see is a more personal portrait of the. The last home movie is an imaginative film which challenges documentary form and concepts of reality by exposing a personal response to a. The last home movie offers an intimate profile of the bustros familys attempts to maintain their upperclass lifestyle as the devastating civil war rages all around them. The founder and chair of the beirut film society, sam lahoud has been selected to nominate the best short films from. Homelands portrayal of lebanon is damagingly misleading the. The last home movie, my reincarnation, in the tale based on the tale, by jenny fox. The home of cinejam is a humanitarian arts association who commits to induce. Three adult sisters from the elite upperclass of beirut society pay lipservice to social change and talk about themselves from the luxurious. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. This documentary was the grand prize winner at the 1988 u. It could have been a feeling of jealousy since i come from a modest. Give us our old beirut back, because we dont care how spoiled they are, or the injustice of it all. A dreamy beirut war documentary about an era that is fading away aes1154443993 6 april 2014. It follows the life of gaby bustros and her family, who live in a 200yearold.
Grand jury prize, best documentary sundance film festival, 1988. Three adult sisters from the elite upperclass of beirut society pay lipservice to social change and talk about. The bustros family, one of the noble families of beirut, remain in their ancestral home despite the endless war that surrounds them. The last home movie movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on. Fandango fanalert sign up for a fanalert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. The last home movie 1988 new yorker gaby bustros travels to wartorn beirut to reunite with her upperclass lebanese family, composed of a widowed mother, a younger brother and two sisters.
The movie shows how spoiled the bustros family members really were, even during the horrors of the war. The last home movie was broadcast as a pbs frontline special in 1991. Homelands latest depiction of beirut is doing lebanons tourism industry no favours. It follows the life of gaby bustros and her family, who live in in a 200year old mansion in beirut during the lebanese civil war. The beauty of this has surpassed my resentment to the lebanese socialite, aristocratic families of beirut. The last home movie is a 1987 documentary film directed by jennifer fox. It follows the life of gaby bustros and her family, who live in a 200yearold mansion in beirut during the lebanese civil war. Documentary film by jennifer fox, music score composed by lanny meyers.
Three adult sisters from the elite upperclass of beirut society pay. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing beirut. New digital transfer form the original film elements. Grand jury prize, best documentary sundance film festival, 1988 winner. The video was shot during the season 4 lebanon premiere screening at batroun mediterranean film.896 394 90 120 389 1154 1463 306 1225 101 1338 412 1006 1492 1369 78 797 1135 1424 933 629 221 572 901 1365 1431 344 761 525 471 281 352 490 1148 117 439 213 383 460 238 546 936 1088 222 1061 495 700 1481