Genet in Chatila

  • Switzerland
  • France
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In September 1982, the day after a great many Palestinian refugees were killed by militia, Jean Genet visited the Chatila camp in Beirut and was irrevocably affected by what he saw. Accompanied by a young French woman of Algerian origin, Dindo delivers a film that is as lyrical as the prose of the author in whose footsteps he is following, in a time cadenced by Mozart’s Requiem.

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  • Original Title
    Genet à Chatila
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Richard Dindo
  • Cinematography
    Ned Burgess
  • Editing
    Richard Dindo, Rainer M. Trinkler, Georg Janett
  • Music
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sound
    Roberto Ceschi
  • Runtime
    94 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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