Title: Room for a Man
Director: Anthony Chidiac


Quote

“…the film handles serious subjects with humor, playfulness and irresistibly defiant individuality” - Jury Statement RIDM

Synopsis

A young Lebanese filmmaker who shares a Beirut apartment with his mother and pet dog sets about reconstructing his identity by renovating his bedroom. But as the male construction workers come and go in the embattled household, new questions, old arguments and unexpected passions get stirred…

Awards

Grand Prize International Feature Documentary - RIDM (Montreal)
Best Film in Documentary Competition - Queer Lisboa
Jury Award Winner - Hamburg International Queer Film Festival

Festivals

Alfilm Berlin - Cairo Cinema Days - Doc/Fest Sheffield - Frameline 42 - Gabes Film Festival - RIDM (International Documentary Feature Competition) - Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Markets and Forums

Documentary Campus Mena - Ismailia Co-Production Platform - “Lebanon Goes To Cannes” - Leipzig Networking Days - Malmo Doc Post-Production Platform - Medimed Doc Market

Supported by

Arab Fund for Arts & Culture (AFAC) - Screen Institute Beirut (SIB)

Coproduced with

ccam production

Year of production: 2017
Duration: 77 mins
Language: Arabic, French and Spanish
Available Subtitles: English | French
Distribution: Linked (North America), ccam (MENA), Pascale Ramonda (ROW)