Dancing On The Edge Of A Volcano

  • Germany, Lebanon| Arabic, English, French| 87'| 2023| Colour
  • Director: Cyril Aris
  • DoP: Joe Saade
  • Editor: Nadia Ben Rachid, Cyril Aris
  • Cast: Joe Saade, Mounia Akl


BFI London Film Festival, 2023
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2023

Award: Crystal Globe Competition, Karlovy Vary 2023

Synopsis: In the aftermath of the catastrophic explosion from August 4, 2020 in Beirut, a film crew faces a serious dilemma: should they defy the chaos and move forward with the shooting of their film or surrender to the multiple crises that are spreading all over the country? Dancing on the Edge… captures their relentless battle to keep making cinema in a shattered city.

Directors Bio: Lebanese director, screenwriter and editor Cyril Aris is based in Beirut. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, he was editor of the American-Filipino film Death Of Nintendo (2020) which premiered at the 70th Berlinale, and Costa Brava, Lebanon (2021) which premiered at the 78th Venice FF, won the NETPAC award at Toronto, Audience Award at BFI London FF, and FIPRESCI award at El-Gouna, Cairo.

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