Heaven Without People

Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 4:30pm
Friday, Nov. 9 at 5:15pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

“Heaven Without People” is a compelling drama centered on a family celebrating Easter Sunday lunch at the home of their matriarch, Josephine. As at most intimate family gatherings, a multitude of opinions are expressed, political viewpoints are passionately argued, and countless laughs are shared over authentic food and traditions. However, things take a dramatic turn when an unexpected incident pushes the family into an all-out truthful confrontation. As deeply restrained feelings and malicious intentions are suddenly unveiled, and passions are ignited, the family function concludes with a chaotic sequence of events. The film accentuates the daily-life struggles and triumphs of a traditional, close-knit family at its most vulnerable — fiercely torn between old and new generational values. The publication From the Front Row writes: “(Director Lucien) Bourjeily expertly builds up the tension before releasing it in a truly explosive familial implosion that makes the drama of ‘August: Osage County’ almost look like a polite disagreement.”

2017
88 min.
Arabic

Directed by

Lucien Bourjeily

Country

Lebanon

Film Category

International Spotlight Middle Eastern Focus

Subject

Family Issues Religion/Faith

Genre

Drama