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Despite living in a doomed country that hangs by a thread, Joud, a handsome sound engineer meets and falls in love with strong and free-spirited Rana. The young lovers, from completely different social and religious backgrounds, are drawn closer to each other, but a drastic turn of events gets between them and Rana suddenly slips away. As her parents forbid Joud from seeing her, the young man determined to see her again, finds new means of communicating with her by convincing Marwa, her sister, to download his voice messages and secretly play them to Rana...

“Listen” is a story about loyalty and temptation yet deals with the emancipation of women in Middle East nowadays. It is a journey through sound and the importance of hearing. Primarily shedding the light on a form of resistance, a form of survival: Love.



Genre: Drama

Country: Lebanon 

Year: 2017

Duration: 104 minutes

Director: Philippe Aractingi

Language(s):  Arabic 

Subtitles: English subtitles

Producer(s): Philippe Aractingi, Denis Carot

Screenplay: Mona Krayem, Philippe Aractingi

Cinematographer: Christopher Aoun

Editor: Deena Charara, Marwan Ziadeh, Julien Tavitian

Sound: Rana Eid

Music: Sandra Arsianian, Ranine Chaar, Samer Saem Eldahr 

Principal Cast:  Hadi Abou Ayash, Ruba Zaarour, Yara Bou Nassar, Rafic Ali Ahmad, Joseph Bou Nassar, Lama Lawand

Dates & Times: October 27, 2017 3:00 PM

October 30, 2017 8:00 PM

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Followed by Q&A with Director Philippe Aractingi

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - LISTEN - Lebanon