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21st Arab Film Festival

Status Quo

Status Quo

Directed by Marie-Rose Osta

Lebanon / 2016 / 20 mins / Arabic / Color

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

Harmony Gold
October 29, 2017 2:00 pm

Description

While the Lebanese borders are under constant terrorist attacks, a Beiruti couple battle midnight anxiety.


Director's Bio

Marie-Rose Osta is an independent filmmaker and producer. She graduated with a Masters in filmmaking from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Beirut where she wrote and directed several short films and documentaries. Additionally, Osta has worked in the advertising industry as a producer while pursuing her filmmaking career. She independently wrote, directed, and produced two short films GANGBANG and STATUS QUO, both in the past year. Her upcoming feature documentary debut 2ND CLASS CITIZENS is in development.


Credits

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Plays in

  1. Dramatic Vision

    88 mins
    A compilation of moody short narratives that demonstrate superbly crafted visual storytelling while engaging important socio-political realities of various parts of the Arab World and beyond. From a father who seeks to protect his only daughter from ISIS to an experimental rendering of Gaza's 2014 Shujaiya massacre: these films are captivating inasmuch as they touch upon pressing issues.

    In This Program: Abraham, Fireflies, Mare Nostrum, One Minute, Status Quo, Submarine


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

New Parkway Theatre
October 18, 2017 9:00 pm Buy Tickets

Plays In:
Dramatic Vision

Harmony Gold
October 29, 2017 2:00 pm