IF THE SUN DROWNED INTO AN OCEAN OF CLOUDS

Director: Wissam Charaf
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World premiered at the Orizzonti section at the Venice International Film Festival
Director Wissam Charaf’s first feature film HEAVEN SENT was selected for the ACID Section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, and his second fiction feature DIRTY, DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS opened the Giornate degli Autori Section of the 2022 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinemas Award
The film is a poetic story about unfulfilled dreams; a universal tale about a man who will have to take an odd path in order to exist
IF THE SUN DROWNED INTO AN OCEAN OF CLOUDS Poster
2023/ France, Lebanon20 min/ Short, Comedy
Original Title
Et Si Le Soleil Plongeait Dans L'océan Des Nues
SYNOPSIS
Set on the waterfront of a construction site in Beirut, Lebanon, the story follows Raed — a security guard who must prevent passers-by from accessing the shoreline.
Yet, as the horizon becomes more obscured with every passing day by the under-construction building, Raed begins finding himself in all manner of peculiar encounters — or maybe mere dreams and figments of his desires?
CAST
Raed Yassin
Rodrigue Sleiman
Said Serhan
Hala Dabaji

CREW

Screenwriter: Wissam Charaf
DOP: Martin Rit
Editor: Wissam Charaf and Clémence Diard

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Production Company(ies)
Aurora Films and Né à Beyrouth Films
Producer(s)

Charlotte Vincent, Katia Khazak, Pierre Sarraf

film festivals
Venice International Film Festival (world premiere in the Orizzonti Section), Italy
Cinemed - Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, France
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
Arab Film Festival – Arab Film and Media Institute (San Fransisco)
Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Short Film Festival, France
Ciudades Reveladas – Muestra Internacional de Cine y Ciudad, Argentina
Beirut Shorts International Film Festival, Lebanon
The Lebanese Film Festival of France, France
Festival Del Cortometraggio Mediterraneo - Passaggi d’Autore: Intrecci Mediterranei, Italy
Beirut Shorts International Film Festival, Lebanon
Festival International de Courts Métrages d'Aix-en-Provence, France
film awards
Special Mention at Cinemed - Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival
Best Short Film and Emile Chahine Award For Cinematic Excellence at the Beirut Shorts International Film Festival
Unifrance International Award at the Festival International de Courts Métrages d'Aix-en-Provence