I Want To See

  • Story line
    July 2006. A war breaks out in Lebanon. A war that crushes the hopes of peace and the momentum of a whole generation. We no longer know what to write, what stories to recount, what images to show. We ask ourselves: what can cinema do? That question, we decide to translate it into reality. We go to Beirut with an icon, an actress who, to us, symbolises cinema, Catherine Deneuve. She will meet our close friend, the artist and performer Rabih Mroué. Together, they will drive through the regions devastated by the conflict. It is the beginning of an unpredictable, unexpected adventure.
  • Cast and Crew
    Lebanon / France – 2008 – color Nadim Asfar
    Duration75 minutes
    Format35mm 2.35 Dolby SR
    ActorsCatherine Deneuve Rabih Mroué
    DirectorsJoana Hadjithomas et Khalil Joreige
    ImagesJulien Hirsch
    SoundGuillaume Le Braz Sylvain Malbrant Emmanuel Croset
    EditingEnrica Gatolini
    Editing consultorTina Baz Legal
    Assistants directorsWael Deeb Emile Sleilaty
    ScriptZeina Saab de Melero
    Production coordinatorMarianne Katra
    Make upMina Malsumura
    HairdresserJean-Jacques Puchu-Lapeyrade
    Costume dresserNadine Fenianos
    Still PhotoPatrick Swirc
    MusicScrambled Eggs – Joseph Ghosn /Discipline
    Produced byEdouard Mauriat Anne-Cécile Berthomeau Farès Ladjimi (Mille et une productions – France) Georges Schoucair (Abbout productions – Lebanon) Tony Arnoux
    In association withCOFICUP 2 – un fonds BACKUP FILMS
    With the support ofCentre National de la Cinématographie Hubert Bals Fund – International Film Festival Rotterdam Banque Libano-Française CMA-CGM
    With the participation ofAbbas Jaber Edmond Asseily and Ziad Abdelnour Fondation Groupama Gan pour le cinéma
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