Sarcophagus of Drunken Loves

Today, in Lebanon, power cuts are not an event, they are a new state. Even the national museum is often deprived of electricity. But visitors want to see, despite everything. Armed with their phones, they come to visit the traces of past civilisations as their world crumbles. And so, in the darkness, shadows appear and things organise themselves differently, strangely…
by Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige France / Lebanon 2024 Without dialogue 8’ Colour World premiere | Documentary form


Director Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Cinematography Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Maissa Maatouk
Editing Pierre Mouzannar
Music Charbel Haber, Sary Moussa, Nadim Mishlawi
Sound Lama Sawaya
Producers Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige

Filmmakers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige work between photography, installations, video and cinema, experimenting with both documentary and fiction film forms. They question the fabrication of images and representations, the construction of imaginaries and the writing of history. They are recipients of the prestigious Marcel Duchamp Prize and their artworks form part of prominent exhibitions and collections.

Filmography (selection)

1999 Al Bayt al Zaher (Around the Pink House); 92 min. 2000 Khiam; documentary 2003 Al Film Al Mafkoud (The Lost Film); 42 min. · Ramad (Ashes); 26 min. 2005 Yawmoun Akhar (A Perfect Day); 88 min. 2006 Open the door, please; 11 min. 2008 Khiam 2000-2007; 103 min. · Je veux voir (I want to see); 75 min. 2012 The Lebanese Rocket Society; documentary 2016 Ismyrna; 53 min. 2021 Memory Box; 95 min., Competition 2021 2024 Sarcophagus of Drunken Loves

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024