Under the Robes
Sous les soutanes
Directed by Michel Zarazir
An isolated convent, where a group of nuns once lived happily, is visited by the Monsignor. He comes to announce that their land will be sold. During the visit, he accidentally steps on a mine that dates back to war times. Everything goes awry, panic sets in, and the faith is questioned as the madness of each of the characters comes to light…
Born in 1992 in Fayadieh, Lebanon, Michel Zarazir studied cinema at Beirut’s Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) where he got both his BA and MA degrees. UNDER THE ROBES is his Master’s thesis.
79 minsFrom dating drama in Bahrain and an abandoned Qatari cinemaplex, to wacky Lebanese nuns and land mine explosions, this eclectic mix of 6 whimsical, albeit socially-concerned short format narrative works will take viewers on a journey of humor, self-discovery, and provocation.