Experiencing Interruptions?

Will You Bury Me

Sophia, a young unorthodox mother and wife, sets out to help her family after her bigoted husband accuses her of hiding money from him. With a dread induced by her husband, Sophia decides to take matters into her own hands.

  • Noor Eldine Aboud
    Director
  • Noor Eldine Aboud
    Writer
  • Nourdine Khalifeh
    Producer
  • Dima Safwan
    Producer
  • Nadia Ahmad
    Producer
  • Basma Baydoun
    Key Cast
  • Jawad Rizkallah
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Lebanon
  • Country of Filming:
    Lebanon
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Noor Eldine Aboud

Noor is a film student. He wrote and directed one short film "Qaser", produced by LOYAC Lebanon. He wrote a mini web series, produced by LOYAC Lebanon. Noor is also the director, scriptwriter and editor of the short film “Abbari”.
He is currently writing a mini series.

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Director Statement

I directed this film, Will You Bury Me, because of a thought that never seemed to leave my head: what does a mother do besides being a mother.

I was born and raised in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon: A conservative society where young women are more than encouraged to be housewives, including my mother. She is only defined by being a mother.

This film follows a character who has to take responsibility of herself for one day, and to me her physical journey resembles her soul search which culminates in the final scene where she’s trying to be heard/Seen while simultaneously feeling like she does not exist.

It was very important to us to shoot the entire film in the southern suburb of Beirut despite the security concerns and repeated interruptions and halts of our outdoor shoots in order to produce an authentic portrait of our culture: The Lebanese suburban Shiite culture. Shedding a light on this culture is the broader goal for all of the stories I work on.

Trying to preserve this unique experience/lifestyle that this specific community is experiencing through these specific times, because my community did not exist the way it was 100 years ago, and it will not be the same 100 years from now.

Our narrative and legacy as a community is held hostage to one specific cause, so I try to focus on stories following individual characters who feel out of place.