• World Focus
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
  • Drama
  • Suspense
Japanese Premiere
© Altitude100 - Liaison Cinématographique - Minds Meet - Né à Beyrouth Films
Schedule & Ticket
10/28 10:35- (86min)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
11/03 10:20- (86min)
Tickets ¥1500,
Student Tickets ¥1000
Student Tickets at the Door ¥500 Available from 0:00
Situation of seats
:Still seats available :Only few seats left
:Tickets are sold out
* Tickets for some screenings/programs may be available again after sold-out.
Tax included.
Please note that the stage appearances of guests and scheduled time of the show may change according to circumstances.
Energetic Oum Yazan is trying desperately to keep her family together whilst a war is raging outside. The family sits together around a large table at midday, everyone trying to make themselves heard above the cannonade of bombs and machine gun fire. There is hardly any water and every trip outside the door spells danger on account of the snipers on the rooftops above. Up above, threatening noises can be heard. Who’s that knocking at the door? Could it be Oum Yazan’s husband, whose return she has been anxiously awaiting, or are there strange men outside, looking for valuables?
Director Philippe Van Leeuw

Born in Brussels, Belgium in 1954, he studied at the INSAS film school in Brussels and studied cinematography at the American Film Institute where his teachers included Sven Nykvist and Conrad Hall. His first feature film as a cinematographer was The Life of Jesus by Bruno Dumont in 1997. Since then he has switched to directing fiction with The Day God Walked Away being his debut film as a director.

Staff Director/Screenplay : Philippe Van Leeuw
Cinematographer : Virginie Surdej
Editor : Gladys Joujou
Music : Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Sound Designer : Paul Heymans
Sound Designer : Olivier Mortier
Sound Designer : Alek Goosse
Cast Hiam Abbass
Diamand Abou Abboud
Juliette Navis
Mohsen Abbas
Moustapha Al Kar
Alissar Kaghadou
Ninar Halabi
Mohammad Jihad Sleik
86min. Color Arabic | 2017 Belgium/France/Lebanon |
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From 12:00pm on Sept. 27 Wed - 13:00pm on Oct. 3 Tue
"The Stand-In Thief" (Special Screenings)
"Ismael's Ghosts" (World Focus)
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Oct. 14 Sat
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Competition・Japan Now・Japanese Classics
Oct. 15 Sun
Japanese Cinema Splash・World Focus・Youth
Special Screenings・Special Program
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Oct. 25 Wed 9:30am〜
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