Carlos Chahine/Autres Rivages: Chekhov in Beirut

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March 2, 2018
Segal Theatre

Photo by Carlos Chahine

Friday 2 | 3:30pm | Segal Theatre

Lebanon | 2016 | 51 minutes | directed by Carlos Chahine/Autres Rivages
Arabic and French with English Subtitles

Upon his return to Lebanon to direct his stage play of Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard, Carlos Chahine rediscovers his forgotten past. We are taken into the mysterious world of his childhood, sharing the haunting path of exile and the beauty of a lost world.



Photo by David Hury

Carlos Chahine left Lebanon for France in 1975 because of the war. After obtaining a dental surgery diploma, he enlisted the National Theater of Strasbourg school and worked with prestigious European directors. He came back to Lebanon after an encounter with the director Ghassan Salhab, acting in three of his movies. Now he works in France and Lebanon, alternating between theatre and cinema. His first film The North Road won the best Film award in Tribeca film festival. In 2017, he directed Dinner with Friends in Beirut and in Arabic. Donald Margulies was invited to see this work in Beirut.


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