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Multi Award-winning Film Good Morning Screens at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC)

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Within the FOCUS Lebanon and JCC in Prisons Sections

Multi Award-winning Film Good Morning Screens at the Carthage Film Festival (JCC)


The Lebanese film Good Morning by director Bahij Hojeij will screen at the 30th Carthage Film Festival (JCC) (October 26-November 2), within its FOCUS Lebanon section along with other Lebanese films, as well as the JCC in Prisons section, which will take place on Wednesday, October 30 at 01:00 PM at the civil prison of Kasserine with the attendance of its director. Good Morning is distributed and marketed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.

Good Morning, which recently won the Best Director award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden, will screen on Tuesday, October 29, 08:30 PM at Africa, on Wednesday, October 30, 07:00 PM at Ibn Khaldoun, and on Friday, November 1, 06:00 PM at Ciné-jamil.

Created in 1961, the Carthage Film Festival is the oldest event of its kind on the African continent and the Arab World. This year, the festival will screen about 170 films from 60 countries in its different sections, with 44 feature and documentary films from 40 countries, including nine Arab countries, participating in its Official Competition.

At a modern coffee shop overlooking a lively Beirut street, featuring a screen hung on the wall broadcasting news, a general, aged 78, and an army doctor, aged 81, come to play crosswords for 16 consecutive days in order to preserve their memory. Once in a while, the two old men take a break and start observing the street through a large bay window. As the film progresses, we enter the thoughts of our two characters, confronted with a chaotic world and disappearance: theirs, Lebanon's and a region filled with violence, terrorism and wars.

Good Morning received six international awards and screened at many film festivals, including the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Cairo International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival,and the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada. Written and directed by Bahij Hojeij, and co-written by Rachid El Daif, Good Morning stars Gabriel Yammine, Adel Chahine, Maya Dagher, and Rodrigue Sleiman. MAD Solutions handles the film's distribution and marketing across the Arab world.