The Short Film Before We Heal Screens at the Aegean Film Festival in Greece

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Marking Its World Premiere

The Short Film Before We Heal Screens at the Aegean Film Festival in Greece


Lebanese short film Before We Heal by director Nadim Hobeika has been selected for its world premiere at the Aegean Film Festival in Greece (July 17-29). The film is slated to screen on Thursday, July 19, at 11:00 pm, Greece time (GMT+2).

Held under the auspices of the UNESCO, Greek National Tourism Organization (E.O.T.) and the Greek Film Center (E.K.K.), the 2018 Aegean Film Festival will take place in Patmos from July 17-22 and in Paros from July 24-29, boasting a roster of more than 70 films.

Saleem and Raya meet at Raya's place. Saleem enters the toilet and somehow gets stuck. Between the inside and the outside, trials and disappointments, laughter and hope, memories and screams, are all being shared at the doorstep.


Written and directed by Nadim Hobeika, Before We Heal stars Yumna Marwan, Mohammad Bsat and Elie Njeim. The film's crew includes Cinematographer Cline Layous, Editor Nathalie Rbeiz, and Composer Jean Nassif. The filmisdistributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

Lebanese director Nadim Hobeika obtained his degree in filmmaking from Saint Joseph University in 2014. His graduation short film Feu de Camp (Bonfire) participated in several film festivals around the world. In 2015, he attended open courses at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York, to develop his craft.

Back in Lebanon, Hobeika worked as a first assistant director with renowned Lebanese filmmakers. In between, he directed many corporate films, two music videos for the Lebanese band Adonis that witnessed a great audience acclaim, and shot his second short film Before We Heal. Hobeika is currently in the script development process of his first feature film.