Private Project

Winter Ballad

the story of a woman who is living in a world at war

  • May Kassem
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 42 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 16, 2019
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Director Biography - May Kassem

Born in Beirut in 1975, May Kassem is a filmmaker, screenwriter, radio producer, music composer and teacher, who has made 16mm films, videos, documentaries, and animated films.
In the Spring of 2017, she was granted an artist residency through the French Institute at the Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, for a very personal film project around memory, her personal video, audio and photo archive, the cities of Beirut and Paris,& political and social struggle over time. Two film projects were born out of this residency, a totally independent fiction “Winter Ballad” (1h42m) in which she also acts, and a documentary (a trilogy on cities: Paris, Beirut, New York) on which she is currently working: writing, shooting, editing.
May presents two music programs on 96.2 FM Radio Liban « Poivre Noir, Piment Rouge » (world music) as well as « Champ Sonore » (electronic, contemporary music, and sound-scapes).

May lives in Beirut. For the time being.
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