Elektra, My Love

GB-mspiff41_ELEKTRA.jpg

No Longer Available

 

Showings

The Main 4 Thu, May 12 7:15 PM
The Main 4 Fri, May 13 1:45 PM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Elektra
Ya Gharami
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
LGBTQ+ Currents
Tags:Drama
Experimental/Avant-garde
Literature
Romance
LGBTQ+ Currents
Release Year:2021
Runtime:89 min
Country/Region:Lebanon
Language:Arabic
Print Source:Mimera Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/538076556
Cast/Crew
Director:Hisham Bizri
Producer:Hisham Bizri
Mirna Shbaro
Cinematographer:Fouad Aoun
Screenwriter:Hisham Bizri
Editor:Charbel Abi Semaan
Hisham Bizri
Mirna Shbaro
Principal Cast:Diamond Abou Aboud
Flavia Bechara
Lisa Debs
Reina Jabbour
& Manal Issa

Description

At once a love letter to Beirut’s long-destroyed Piccadilly Theater–once the largest cinema screen in the country–and an experimental staging of Sophocles’ Elektra, Elektra, My Love is a largely unscripted and heartbreaking look at people struggling to endure chaos and trauma through art.

As a child in Beirut, director Hisham Bizri was sent to the Piccadilly to watch movies all day because it was the safest place to endure civil war. Drawn to the eerie confines of this abandoned theater, Bizri stages a production of Sophocles’ Elektra. Working with some of Lebanon’s greatest actresses, and touching on the themes of deception, justice, and revenge, the story takes on a special relevance to the events that have plagued Beirut for five decades. Inspired in part by the films of Ingmar Bergman, and shot through with despair and memory, Elektra, My Love is a decidedly strange and compelling examination of memory and suffering.


Director Biography

Hisham Bizri

Filmmaker Hisham Bizri was born in Beirut and makes acclaimed films that have screened in film festivals around the world, including Sundance. He worked with such luminaries as Raúl Ruiz and Miklós Jancsó, and has over 25 short films to his credit. Elektra, My Love (2021) is his debut feature.


Sponsors