Good Morning

Director: Bahij Hojeij
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Through an amusing, light-hearted and intense dialogue, we dive deeper to learn the complex traditions, conflicts and reality of the Arab world, especially the Lebanese. These rich and diverse treatments were done without forcing anything into the script, which makes the film run smoothly and naturally.
The film has won four awards, including the Best Feature Film at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) and Best Arabic Film at the Cairo International Film Festival, and was selected at many prestigious international film festivals.
The film’s screenwriter Rashid al-Daif is a well-known Lebanese author, whose novels have been translated into 12 languages; he was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The film received support from the Arab Funds for Arts and Culture (AFAC), Ministry of Culture - Lebanon, Arab Film Institute (AFI), and Pixelmob.
Good Morning Poster
2018/ Lebanon - France86 min/ Comedy, Drama
SYNOPSIS
In a modern coffee shop, a general, aged 78, and an army doctor, 81, come to play crosswords in order to preserve their memory and fight against oblivion. Through an amusing intense dialogue, we enter the thoughts of our two main characters and other characters around them in the coffee shop to find ourselves in a head of a well painted portrait of the Lebanese scene between the present and the past.
CAST
Gabriel Yammine
Adel Chahine
Rodrigue Sleiman
Maya Dagher
CREW
Screenwriter: Rachid El Daif - Bahij Hojeij
Cinematography: Milad Taouk
Sound: Raed Younane- Jean-Marc Shcik
Editor: Hussein Younes
Music: Wissam Hojeij
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Production Company(ies)
Cined Production
Online Films S.A.R.L
Producer(s)
De Gaulle EiD
Bahij Hojeij
film festivals
Prix du Scénario and Prix de la Meilleure Interprétation Masculine at the Festival International du Film d'auteur de Rabat, Morocco
Prix du Meilleur Scénario at the Lebanese Films Awards, Lebanon
Best Director at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Rimbaud Award at Les Rimbaud du Cinéma, France
film awards
Prix du Scénario and Prix de la Meilleure Interprétation Masculine at the Festival International du Film d'auteur de Rabat, Morocco
Prix du Meilleur Scénario at the Lebanese Films Awards, Lebanon
Best Director at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Quotes
“The film makes silent observations of things happening, and leaves the spectator the freedom to think about all of the discussions provoked by situations surrounding the coffee shop.” Daily News Egypt Team - Daily News Egypt

“Bahij Hojeij’s Good Morning is a very small yet immense film.” Giovanni Vimercati - Film Comment