Toronto Arab Film

Speculative Fiction Programme - Available Globally (Virtual Screening)

Expired May 31, 2021 3:59 AM
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A curated short films programme accompanying our panel on speculative fiction in Arab films. This programme is available for international viewing.

More information on the panel can be found here.

A young filmmaker investigates the legend of Manivelle, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back out into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak their mind, and the myth that Manivelle has constructed around himself begins to unravel. A science-fiction mockumentary out of Lebanon, Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow is a funny, sad and weird look at the life of the Middle East’s first and only living robot and the stories you won’t find in your history books.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    29 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    Lebanon, Germany
  • Director
    Fadi Baki
  • Producer
    Bernadette Klausberger, Niklas Hlawatsch, Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawi
  • Cast
    Romy Melhem, Jannick Micklitz, Houssam Sabbah, Tony Harouni, Fawwaz Traboulsi, Mohammad Soueid
  • Cinematographer
    Tobias Von Dem Borne
  • Editor
    Zeina Abul Hosn
  • Composer
    Nadim Mechlawi
  • Sound Design
    Lama Sawaya