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Room for a Man

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The film received production and post-production grants from the Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) grant and a production grant from the Screen Institute Beirut.
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2017/ Lebanon - USA77 min/ Documentary
Original Title
Ghorfat Ragoul
SYNOPSIS
A young filmmaker who shares a Beirut apartment with his mother, sister and pet dog sets about reconstructing his identity by renovating his bedroom. But as the male construction workers come and go in the freshly embattled household, new questions, old arguments and unexpected passions get stirred.
CAST
Nicole Karam
Tony-Camille El Chidiac
Bilal Mohammad
Ibrahim Mohammad
Mohammad El Lahham
Badi Dghem
Ahmad Assaf
Omar Hamoui
Romy Bachour
Leaticia Saravi
Sylvina Bresuela
Luciano Castro
CREW
Screenwriter: Anthony Chidiac
DOP: Anthony Chidiac
Editor: Anthony Chidiac
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Production Company(ies)
c.cam production
Linked Productions
Producer(s)
Talal Al-Muhanna
Carole Abboud
film festivals
film festivals Cannes Film Market within the Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
film festivals Cairo Cinema Days, Egypt
film festivals Arab Premiere at Festival international du film arabe de Gabès (FIFAG), Tunisia
film festivals ALFILM - Arab Film Festival Berlin, Germany
film awards
film awards MAD Solutions Award at the Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Grand Prize at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Canada
Quotes
“In his documentary, Anthony Chidiac fights the prejudices the Lebanese society has against homosexual people.” International Media Support IMS

“In this deeply intimate essay, Anthony Chidiac brilliantly uses cinema as a starting point for reflection and a tool of survival, resistance and openness.” RIDM -
Montreal International Documentary Festival