Zeidan's graduate film, 'Three Centimetres
' has been selected as one of 16 short films to be screened at the Generation 14plus competition.
is one of the world's leading international film festivals, with the Generation 14plus competition having received over two thousand submissions for its 2018 lineup.
The focus of the Generation 14plus
competition is to celebrate films that integrate themes and aesthetics linked to the experiences of youth. Zeidan's film, shot in Lebanan, focuses on a conversation between four friends. The synopsis is as follows:
"In the oldest fun park of Beirut, Suzie, Manal and Tamara manage to convince their reluctant friend Joanna to join them on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to helping Joanna get over her recent breakup. However, Suzie’s final breakup advice brings out unexpected truths among these four friends."
At the 2017 Berlinale, MA Screenwriting graduate, Gonzalo Maza’s ‘A Fantastic Woman’ won the Silver Bear for Best Screenplay and LFS tutor Rafael Kapelinski's 'Butterfly Kisses' won the Crystal Bear in the Generation 14plus competition.
Best of luck to Zeidan at this year's Berlinale!
About THREE CENTIMETRES (2018)
Director: Lara Zeidan
Writers: Lara Zeidan
Stars: Bissan Ahmad, Melissa Dano, Mira Choukeir, Joyce Abou Jaoude
Runtime: 8:59 minutes
('Three Centimetres' poster designed by Ka Ki Wong)
Top Photo Credit: (Film still from Lara Zeidan's 'Three Centimetres'. Director of Photography Pierfrancesco Cioffi)