The Sea Is Ahead (2021)


Feature Narrative Competition, Lebanon, France, Arabic - 117 min


About the Film

A young woman makes her way back home to her parents’ house in the middle of the night leaving a bad experience behind. Feeling cornered, her anxieties resurface, leading her to find solace in another part of her Beirut life that she had forsaken. The film was chosen as the best project in development during the 3rd edition of CineGouna Platfrom.   

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Ely Dagher

Ely Dagher is an artist and filmmaker working with different mediums and producing work that intertwines on different levels. Drawing from his upbringing in Lebanon and his current circumstances, Dagher’s work explores the correlation and possibilities created through the play between cultures, histories and fiction. His artworks function as an extension to his interrogations, joggling between different points of identification and visual structures, from surrealism, science fiction to the occult. Dagher’s short film, Waves‘98 (2015), was awarded the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his films have been recognized at numerous international film festivals.


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