Ila Haythou – To Nowhere

Experimental
8 mins
Lebanon
Arabic
Winner
  • FFTG AwardJury Choice Best Debut Short Film (Artistic) - Pamela Nassour
  • FFTG AwardBest Director - Pamela Nassour
  • FFTG AwardBest Writer - Fawzi Yammine
  • FFTG AwardBest Cinematography - Joseph Abdo
  • FFTG AwardBest Editing - Ziad Mazraany
  • FFTG AwardBest Music - Jimmy Mannah

Bringing into being another planet formed by astonishing landscapes, mysterious caves, and high mountains to get carried away to a world of the virgin territory of pure skin.

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Director's Interview

Title: 

Ila Haythou – To Nowhere

Original Title: 

Ila Haythou – To Nowhere

Production Year: 

2020

Subtitles: 

English

Director: 

Pamela Nassour

Cast: 

Fawzi Yammine – “He”
Salma Al Hage – “She”

Producer: 

Pamela Nassour

Writer: 

Fawzi Yammine

Editor: 

Ziad Mazraany

Dir. of Photography: 

Joseph Abdo

Music:

Jimmy Mannah

Festival: 

Category: 

Short Film

Country: 

Lebanon

Language: 

Arabic

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Director's Statement

I don’t recall when and where this started. I found myself being engaged in these kinds of projects. I took nude photos, I draw some pictures, and eventually, I began working on this film. I filmed in darkness. I filmed in silence. I launched an experimental strategy with what I know best: cinema. I believe that this work is the result of all these experiences and ideas. I didn’t realize it at first, but now I do. I guess my intention since the start was to create another universe that I can control. I wanted to offer a new perspective to a woman’s body, one that I want to believe and enjoy before anyone else does. I needed to bring into being another planet formed by astonishing landscapes, mysterious caves, and high mountains. My camera made love to the beautiful different bodies that I filmed hoping that the viewer can get carried away to my world: the virgin territory of pure skin.

My choice of a macro lens was not random. I wanted to get as close as I can to the visible surface to break the walls and get way too deep to that (maybe) messed up inside. I needed a random wanderer to make his way, in a beautiful tiring journey, in the wonderland of the human body. Yes, this is how I want to see it. I am trying to believe that my body, that any woman’s body, that anyone’s body is a unique masterpiece, a unique planet, and a unique mixture. I wandered and I wandered until I got there, to nowhere.

Pamela Nassour

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