Mahbas at the Arab Film Festival Australia

Mahbas

Lebanon | 2016 | 92mins | Dir: Sophie Boutros
Australian Premiere

A romantic comedy about love and marriage amongst our Arab neighbours…. and enemies. It’s been more than 20 years since the Lebanese-Syrian war, yet Therese is still not over the death of her brother, killed by a Syrian bomb. Today her only daughter is getting engaged. Only when the suitor and his parents are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian.


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SYDNEY THUR 17 AUGUST | 8PM | BUY TICKETS
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Sophie Boutros

Director:

Sophie Boutros earned a Bachelor in Directing for TV and Film at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Lebanon. For six years after her graduation, Sophie worked as a director on several TV shows in Lebanon and Dubai.

Sophie started her career as a music video director with Julia Boutros “La B’ahlamak” which was followed by a series of videos for other A-list Arab singers like Rashid El Majid, Abdul Majid Abdalla, Nancy Ajram, Nawal Kuweitiye among others.

Boutros played a major role in founding the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai where she currently works.

MAHBAS - Solitaire is Sophie’s debut feature that had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival 2016. Mahbas is currently having a very successful theatrical release in the Middle East and North African region with over 110,000 admissions.


Crew / Cast

Director: Sophie Boutros
Producer: Nadia Eliewat
Scriptwriter: Nadia Eliewat, Sophie Boutros
DOP: Rachel Aoun
Editor: Fadi G. Haddad
Composer: Ziad Boutros
Cast: Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Koussa, Nadine Khoury, Betty Taoutel, Jaber Jokhadar, Serena Chami, Said Serhan

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