“Beirut Cinema Days” returns after 3 years

After an absence of three years, the “Beirut Cinema Days” will take place from the 10th to the 19th of June 2022.


Beirut - The “Beirut Cinema Days”, which starts today (June 10) and continues until June 19, will bring life to the Lebanese film festivals after an absence of three years. Many films telling stories of girls, victims of child marriage and the situation of Beirut before the civil war, will be screened at the cinema days.

The Artistic Director of Beirut Cinema Days, Riham Assi said that they are going to hold the eleventh Beirut Film Days Festival. “We are returning after an absence of three years. In the year 2020, we organized an online program. But we decided to hold the festival. The festival has been organized by the Beirut DC Association.”

Speaking about the difference between the eleventh Beirut Film Days Festival and its previous sessions, she said, “The eleventh Beirut Film Days consists of three categories. In each category, different films will be screened.”

“We invite all cinema lovers to watch the films”

Speaking about Lebanese people's longing for cinema and saying that people could not buy movie tickets due to the economic crisis, Riham Assi said that all movie tickets will be free at the festival. “We invite all cinema lovers to watch the films,” she said.

The first film to be shown at the festival is “Farha” by director Darren J. Salam. “This film tells the story of 14-year-old Farha, who is forced into child marriage but never gives up following her dreams. This film recently won the Jury Prize at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden. Many activities will be held at the festival,” Riham Assi told NuJINHA.