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"TASTE OF CEMENT"

In Beirut, Syrian construction workers are building a skyscraper while at the same timetheir own houses at home are being shelled. The Lebanese war is over but the Syrianone still rages on. The workers are locked in the building site. They are not allowed toleave it after 19:00. The Lebanese government has imposed night-time curfews on therefugees. The only contact with the outside world for these Syrian workers is the holethrough which they climb out in the morning to begin a new day of work. Cut off fromtheir homeland, they gather at night around a small TV set to get the news from Syria.Tormented by anguish and anxiety, while suffering the deprivation of the most basichuman and workers right, they keep hoping for a different life. AfterTheImmortalSergeant, Ziad Kalthoum composes an excruciating essay on what it means to live inexile in a war-torn world with no possibilities to return home. Precise camera framing,unorthodox editing, and dreamlike narrative detours are the trademarks of a daring,imaginative and visually challenging cinematographic work.Year2018Length:85’Country of Production:Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, QatarDirector:Ziad KalthoumGuiónAnsgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. SiebertColor-GradingMoritz PetersProducers:Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert,Mohammad Ali Atassi

Función Privada de Apertura sólo con Invitación Previa Jueves 9 de Mayo 15 horas

Proyección con entrada libre y gratuita Jueves 9 de Mayo 20 horas.
Cine York - Municipalidad de Vicente Lopez - Juan Bautista Alberdi 895, Olivos, Buenos Aires

DIRECCIÓN : Ziad Kalthoum
PRODUCCIÓN : Bidayyat for Audiovisual Art, BASIS BERLIN Filmproduktion
Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates
Qatar | 2018 | 85 min

PREMIOS - Best Feature of the International Competition Visions du Réel - Grand Prix for the Best Feature Documentary Mediterranean Film Festival - The Emerging International Filmmaker Award Open City Documentary Festival in London - Dubai International Film Festival 2019 Más info www.tasteofcement.com



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Ziad Kalthoum es un cineasta sirio que vive en Berlín, nacido en 1981. Tiene un título de grado en estudios cinematográficos. En su primer documental, Oh My Heart, retrató a un grupo de mujeres kurdas que eligieron vivir en una sociedad sin hombres. Durante el estallido de la revolución siria, inició el rodaje de su primer largometraje, The Immortal Sergeant, mientras cumplía el servicio militar obligatorio. Al negarse a luchar contra su propio pueblo, desertó del ejército sirio en 2013 y huyó a Beirut, donde comenzó a trabajar en Taste of Cement. La película viajó a festivales de todo el mundo y ganó varios premios