Private Project

What's Left of Home

Would you keep your loved one next to you no matter what or let them go if it's for their own good? When Josef, a Lebanese closeted guy in his mid-twenties gets a job abroad, his life is put into perspective.

  • Antoine Maksoudian
    Director
  • Antoine Maksoudian
    Writer
  • Tony Farah
    Key Cast
    "Josef"
  • Angela Khalil
    Key Cast
    "Sandra"
  • Omar Sfeir
    Key Cast
    "Ramy"
  • Nadim Tarazi
    Key Cast
    "Dad"
  • Roy Bou Deleh
    Cinematographer
  • Samara Noureddine
    Cinematographer
  • Imad Maksoudian
    Producer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    شو بقي من البيت
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Lebanon
  • Country of Filming:
    Lebanon
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Lebanese Independent Film Festival
    Beirut
    Lebanon
    September 13, 2019
    Lebanese Premiere
    Winner of Best Narration in the Local short films section
Director Biography - Antoine Maksoudian

Antoine Maksoudian is a Lebanese Director, Writer, and Editor of Armenian descent. In 2019, He received a master’s degree in film directing from the Lebanese University, where he wrote and directed the short drama film “What’s Left Of Home” winning the best narrative award in the Lebanese independent film festival.

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Director Statement

I decided to write and direct this film “What’s Left Of Home” after going through a personal experience for years. I had all these feelings bottled up inside and couldn’t find a way to get them out until I started writing and figured out that the best way to deal with my emotions is to put them in a film.
For me, One of the best things that I got out of making “What’s Left Of Home” is how well it resonated with the target audience, the fact that it tells these people that they’re not alone and that choosing yourself if it helps your mental stability is okay and completely acceptable.
Something that has been shared a lot by artists through time is the lack of love that they receive and how it affects them, what I wanted to talk about in this film, specifically, is what happens when the people around you give you too much love, in a way that overwhelms you, how that can be just as negative and exhausting.
Creating this film was an interesting journey for me, when I started writing it I was in a certain state of mind, and by the time it was showing in festivals, I was in a completely different one, it was a kind of therapy. So to me, it will always represent this transition in my life, and because of that, I'm very grateful.
I created this film as part of my master's diploma and in a way, it opened all these ideas and doors for me to create the first independant film that I'm currently working on, this film is my starting point, and I wouldn't have it any other way.