On September 11, 1989 my father died. I can't remember where I was that day.
22 years later I am in a hotel room in Kuwait City. This transitory place, far from home, is the last place on earth my father stayed that I know of…
2012, Color, Blu-ray, 50'
In Arabic, French with English subtitles
Script, Cinematography: Karim Goury
Editing: Françoise Tourmen
Sound: Thierry Bousquet
Music: Thierry Bousquet
Production: Karim Goury, Linked Production
A subjective experimental documentary portrait of an absent father, set inside a hotel room, somewhere on earth. A man enters the room. He leaves only indirect indications of his presence: the noise he makes when he's walking, waking up, going to bed or taking a shower. He is reading letters from his father, an Egyptian citizen, exiled in Kuwait City, letters that often went unanswered. It was 1982. His father's voice is speaking about his new life since he left Egypt - totally absent, yet omnipresent.
France, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates / 2012 / French, Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / HDCam / 51 minutes
Director: Karim Goury
from the Arab Documentary Film Program (ADFP), the special fund by Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) for documentary filmmakers from the Arab World, in partnership with the Sundance Institute.
توفّي والدي في ١١ أيلول عام ١٩٨٩. لا أذكر أين كنت يومها. بعد ٢٢ سنة من ذاك اليوم، أنا في غرفة فندق ما في الكويت العاصمة. هذا المكان الإنتقالي، البعيد عن الوطن، هو آخر مكان على الكرة الأرضية الذي
...تواجد فيه والدي حسب معرفتي
Karim Goury كريم غوري
France | Kuwait | United Arab Emirates فرنسا | الكويت | الإمارات العربية المتحدة