Private Project

New Years

On New Years eve a Lebanese journalist is stuck editing a recap video about all the terrible events that happened during 2019. On his way back from a smoke on his building's rooftop, he crosses paths with two characters; Magda, a teenager sneaking up to the roof to smoke cigarettes, and Sam, a Korean DJ who's slipping flyers for her first gig tonight.

  • Leila Basma
    Man Is Hunter
  • Leila Basma
    Man Is Hunter
  • Leila Basma
    Man Is Hunter
  • Raffi Feghali
    Key Cast
  • Angelina Nga Le
    Key Cast
  • Charleen Grotts
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    سنة جديدة
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Current Events
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 8, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Czech Republic
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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Director Biography - Leila Basma

Leila Basma is a young filmmaker from Tyr, Lebanon, currently pursuing an MFA at FAMU in Prague. Through her films, she tries to explore themes of identity, self-exploration and coming-of-age. Her last short film "Man Is Hunter" toured international film festivals including Oldenburg International Film Festival.

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