Three Centimetres

A moment of floating, standstill. Four girlfriends are sitting in the gondola of a Ferris wheel. The camera takes in the view of the Mediterranean sea on the Lebanese coast, watches the girls boarding the gondola, turns a round with them, rides up to the very top. Then, the wheel suddenly comes to a halt and so does the camera. Their conversation has just comes to an abrupt end when Manal confesses that she has a girlfriend.
by Lara Zeidan
with Mira Choukeir, Joyce Abou Jaoude, Bissan Ahmad, Melissa Dano
United Kingdom 2017 Arabic 9’ Colour


  • Mira Choukeir (Manal)
  • Joyce Abou Jaoude (Suzie)
  • Bissan Ahmad (Joanna)
  • Melissa Dano (Tamara)


Written and Directed by Lara Zeidan
Cinematography Pierfrancesco Cioffi
Editing Emanuele Bonomi
Sound Design James Hynes
Sound Kateryna Zabulonska
Make-Up Michel El Ghoul
Assistant Director John Giordano
Producer John Giordano
Co-Producer Hiam Hilal

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The London Film School

Produced by

The London Film School

Lara Zeidan

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1991, she has a Lebanese background and is a screenwriter, director and production designer who has already worked on over 30 short films. She first studied graphic design at the American University of Beirut before going on to take a master’s degree in filmmaking at the London Film School in 2015.


2016 Yellow Moon; short film 2017 Three Centimetres; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018