SO THE LOVERS COULD COME OUT AGAIN
“We found ourselves here.
We found ourselves. Here.”
At the climax of the Lebanese civil war, two snipers entrusted to guard a stronghold overlooking the Green Line build a relationship as everything around them falls apart.
Bee On Set Productions (Lebanon)
At the time of writing this film, I was dealing with death in my own way. I was taking care of my mother who was in the final years of her life. It was just me and her, in a house together, figuring out a way to survive, to pull each other out. She became my best friend, my partner, my everything. I know this feeling well, of loving someone with the entirety of your being, of them being your world, and then losing that. We all have our own story, and I want to tell theirs, that of these two men. Inspired by a sentence written on a wall. To talk about the world of two people coming together after so much, finding themselves in the most absurd of situations and making the most of it.
George Peter Barbari was born to a Lebanese father and Argentinian mother. He grew up in Batroun, a small town on the shores of North Lebanon. His debut feature film Death of a Virgin, and the Sin of Not Living, which he wrote, produced and directed, was selected for the Panorama section at the 71st Berlin Film Festival. It won the Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Award at the Istanbul Film Festival, and won the Audience Award at the New Horizons Film festival. He is currently developing his second feature film.
In 2016, Christelle Younes co-founded Bee On Set Productions and shifted to produce films and series after 10 years of working in advertisement. After producing several independent shorts, she line produced a feature film and two series for Netflix and Shahid. Then through Bee On Set, Christelle produced their first feature Death of a Virgin, and the Sin of Not Living that was selected at the 71st Berlinale edition. Christelle is currently developing two upcoming features C’est Dur la Vie d’un Porc ! and So the Lovers Could Come Out Again.
€1 200 000
October 2023, Lebanon
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