Directed by Danielle Arbid, 'Balcoon' is not a narrative video but a ballad in the streets of Beyrouth. It’s a declaration of love to the city, to its lumpenproletariat, to its urban areas whose hearts are beating day after day and to its ragazzis who are making it up as they go along.
This videoclip was filmed from the perspective of Bachar Mar-Khalifé, who draws his musical inspiration from that urban poetry. The director admires the social and political revolt and emergency of those speed-loving boys and girls of the night.
Most of the scene have been filmed far from the flashy backdrops of Beyrouth – straightforwardly shown of since the end of the war. The story rather takes place in the Corniche, in a cheap karaoke, in a clandestine meeting place, in the barbershop of a popular district… Those corners where idleness and unemployment are a way of life.
This video is their second collaboration this year as Bachar composed the original score of Danielle, latest feature film Peur de Rien / Parisienne in English (released in 2016). It won the Académie Lumière foreign press prize.The film had rave reviews from the French press and has its world première at the Toronto Film Festival.
About Danielle Arbid
A native of Beyrouth, Danielle Arbid first arrived in France in 1987. From her beginning as a director in 1997, she has received many prestigious awards in film festivals for her fiction and documentary films. Her first two feature films Dans les champs de bataille et Un homme perdu were selected in about thirty festivals around the globe, rewarded with numerous prizes.
Check her filmography
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chou رأيِك آخدِك مِشوار
في عِندي ticketان عَل moon
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أَحْلَى شي قَبْل الْbouche عَل bouche
ناخود shotيت Vodka عَل bar
ونِنْهِي السَّهرة عَل balcoon
آه يَا حَبِيبِ الرُّوح
أَنَا نَفْسِي ترُوح
مِن قَلْبِي ومِن بَالِي
آه يَا حَبِيب الرُّوح
حِلّ لِي الْموضوع
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مَعْقُول هِيِّ تقِلِّي old school
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