Welcome to Beirut is about daily life: driving in the city, going to the hairdresser, discussions with the grocer, visiting a motor show, a wax museum, dining out... It is a driven promenade inside the city with a few open windows through which to peep in. More ironic than sarcastic, the film reveals the state of mind of a certain Lebanese society, a direct consequence of the atlas syndrome: When one opens a European atlas of the world, Lebanon is in the middle but also in the crack, central yet invisible.
French - Arabic, English subtitles
Author and Director : Fouad Elkoury
Editor : Maria Gamboa, Catherine Quesemand
Sound Mixing : Romain Frydman
Colour correction : Emmanuel Vincent / Franck Chafei
Production : Et Alors Productions