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Christina, a 21 year old Lebanese bold and carefree girl has been trying to hide her unstable relationship with her girlfriend Maya, who is rather reserved and afraid to come out in a country where homosexuality is illegal. With Christina’s ideology that dreams are predictions of the future, she finds herself paranoid because of her latest dreams of her being locked and spied on. Getting caught kissing Maya in the car, the word spreads quickly and reaches Maya’s overprotective mother who later kicks Christina out of their home. Filled with frustration, and receiving surveillance video evidence, Christina is forced to come out to her mocking mother and to deal with society in an aggressive and unusual way.

  • Taline Bedikian
  • Luana Tabbara
  • Christina Karam
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    Short, Student
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    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 10, 2020
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    Arabic, English
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Director Biography - Taline Bedikian

Taline Bedikian is a Lebanese Armenian cinematographer and filmmaker who has graduated from the Lebanese American University with a BA in filmmaking and a minor in Psychology. Even though she has been pursuing cinematography ever since her journey at the university started, her passion does not solely revolve around just the image, she is also interested in writing real life stories and turning those stories into a visual form.

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Director Statement

Living in a country where homosexuality is a taboo, for years now I have been planning to write and direct a short film dedicated to the LGBTQ community. Love is a powerful and a beautiful feeling that one must not be forbidden to experience or humiliated for experiencing. Love is a basic human right, and I believe that the worst fear in the world is the fear of loving another individual. Unfortunately, the society that we live in constantly judges people for loving who they want to love to the point that one starts living in constant fear and paranoia, making relationships difficult to maintain. I want each person who has ever experienced such paranoia and fear to feel a sense of relief as they watch the ending of my film. Perhaps for once, society can halt its constant criticism and stop being an obstacle in the face of love. Furthermore, I have always been fascinated with dreams and their meanings, and therefore, included the topic in my film. A question I ask myself: Are dreams really a reflection of our unconscious fears that are bound to happen in real life at some point, or could dreams be a prediction of the future?