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DIFFPress Releases 2018DIFF365 Presents ‘Heaven without People’ the Lebanese Drama That Won the Jury, Critics and Audiences Over at DIFF
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DIFF365 Presents ‘Heaven without People’ the Lebanese Drama That Won the Jury, Critics and Audiences Over at DIFF
Sun Mar 25, 2018
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Renowned Lebanese theatre director Lucien Bourjeily presents his compelling debut feature on a family gathering that slowly descends into acrimony

Dubai, 25 March, 2018: DIFF’s cinema showcase, DIFF365@VOX Cinemas powered by Du, presents ‘Heaven without People’ (Ghada El Eid) directed by Lucien Bourjeily from 29th March to 11th April, 2018.

It’s Easter in Beirut and, as many matriarchs do on this holiday, Josephine has gathered her family to celebrate. It’s no small feat given the sprawling nature of her family, many of whom haven’t shared a meal together in years. While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members and leads them gradually into chaos.

Bourjeily’s directorial debut enjoyed its world premiere to a sold out screening at DIFF, impressing the jury who awarded it their Special Jury prize, and delighting audiences with an honest and modern insight into family, relationships and Lebanese society at large.

With impressive performances from the ensemble cast, the film deals with several taboo topics and the underlying tensions within the family and how they manage the drama as it unfolds around the family dinner table.

Written, directed, produced and edited by Bourjeily himself, ‘Heaven without People’ (Ghada El Eid) comes direct to Dubai fresh from its Lebanese theatrical release.

‘Heaven without People’ (Ghada El Eid) will screen at DIFF365@VOX Cinemas at the dedicated theatre (Cinema 9) at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates in Dubai from 29th March to 11th April, 2018. Tickets are available online at the VOX website, uae.voxcinemas.com and at the box office at VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates.
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