I Don't Even Like Her

Youssef, at the age of 8, is in love with his classmate Rana. As the summer draws near, Youssef has to come up with a plan to see her.

  • Christelle Al-Kayssar
    Director
  • Christelle Al-kayssar
    Writer
  • Mansour Awad
    Producer
  • Christelle Al-kayssar
    Producer
  • Mark Lahoud
    Key Cast
  • Lea Abou Aziz
    Key Cast
  • Natalee Kattoura
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    أصلاً ما بحبا
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Family
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Lebanon
  • Country of Filming:
    Lebanon
  • Language:
    Arabic
  • Shooting Format:
    HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Beirut International Film Festival
    Beirut
    Lebanon
    October 7, 2016
    World Premiere
  • 4th Chennai International Short Film
    Chennai
    India
    February 20, 2017
  • Ajyal Youth Film Festival
    Doha
    Qatar
    December 4, 2016
Director Biography - Christelle Al-Kayssar

Christelle is a talented and driven filmmaker from Lebanon, with a passion for creating captivating stories through the medium of film. With a deep interest in the art of cinema from a young age, she pursued her dreams by studying film at the Lebanese University, where she graduated in 2016 from the Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture (Branch II). Currently, she is completing her Master’s Degree in Film Directing, where she is sharpening her skills and expanding her knowledge of the craft.

Her dedication to her work is evident in the success of her first short film, "I Don’t Even Like Her," which toured several film festivals in Lebanon and around the world in 2016.

Throughout her career, Christelle has worked on a variety of film projects, commercials and TV programs serving largely in the Production department. She has earned a reputation for her unique vision and attention to detail.

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