THE GHOSTS WE LEFT AT HOME

Short | Fiction | 20 min | Arri Amira | 1:2

The calm after the storm, the little rituals of boredom and emptiness, the apathy, the comfort of the constant, and the sedation of the senses.

‘The Ghosts We Left at Home’ is a raw and intimate portrayal of a man in grief, and a city on fire, doomed and in exile, and sinking to hit rock bottom. It plays in the margin of reality, where forces of the masculine and the feminine alternate, merge, attract and repel.

Festivals & Awards

Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2020, Deutscher Wettbewerb
Red Sea Film Festival 2020, Shortfilm competition
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival, honorary mention, National competition Female Cinematographers, 

DIRECTOR: Faris Rajoub
PROD COMPANY: Writers Cell
PRODUCERS: Batoul Ibrahim, Aysha Shamayleh
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Laura Emma Hansen
GRADING: Max Rüngeler
SOUND DESIGN: Janis Ahnert

ALI: Nadeem Rimawi
BOLOUS: Mohamed Nizar
LAYLA: Maisa Abdelhadi
BARBER: Khaled Al Turaifi
DALA: Sameer El Asir
OM BOLOUS: Haifa El Agha