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Hisham Bizri

A Film

Film expérimental | 16mm | noir et blanc | 8:32 | Liban, USA | 2010

This is a film poem about love. A Lebanese-American filmmaker photographs a woman in Paris: as a trapeze artist, a model, a lover, and a child. The film attempts to capture that moment between wakefulness and dream. It carries within it melancholy and loneliness, sadness and joy, adulthood and childhood. It evolves out of the metaphor that life is a circular journey whose end is "to arrive where we started / And know that place for the first time" (T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding).

Hisham Bizri is a Lebanese-American filmmaker born in Beirut. He has made several short films and has had retrospectives and screenings at Anthology Film Archives and MOMA in NYC, Centre Georges Pompidou and the Cinémathèque Française (Paris), Cairo Opera House (Egypt), among others. He has worked with Raùl Ruiz and Miklós Jancsó and was a jury member at several international film festivals, including the Chicago International Film Festival. Hisham has won several awards such as the Guggenheim and the American Academy Rome Prize. He is currently working on his feature "Until Morning" with producer Andrew Fierberg.