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In the Battlefields
(Dans les Champs de Bataille - Maarek Hob) a film by Danielle Arbid

Lebanon, 2004 (90 minutes)

Synopsis
Daughter of self-destructive parents, Lina, 12, doesn’t show much interest in the war taking place around her in 1980’s Beirut. Instead, Siham, her aunt’s beautiful adolescent maid, is the focal point of her rebellious and neglected childhood. As the basis for the girls’ relationship shifts, issues of loyalty and power set off a series of events, which isolate Lina even more. Unlike films in which the violence of an urban war zone motivate a family to strengthen their ties, in this film, director Danielle Arbid depicts, instead, relationships that are shattered by passion, reprisal and guilt.

About the Director
Danielle Arbid was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1970. She studied literature and journalism in Paris, and worked for several years as a journalist. Her short films include, Raddem (Demolition, 1998) and Le Passeur (1999). Her documentaries include Alone with War (2000), On the Borders (2002) and Stranger (2002). In the Battlefields is Arbid’s first feature film.

Principal Cast

 

Lina
Shiam
Yvonne

Marianne Feghali
Rawia Elchab
Carmen Lebbos

Crew

 

Director
Producer
Co-Producer



Screenwriter
Cinematographer
Editor

Danielle Arbid
Jerome Vidal
Jacques-Henri Bronckart
Sabine Sidawi
Hamdan Khalife
Elie Khalife
Danielle Arbid
Hélène Louvart
Nelly Quettier

 

 

 
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