Promonews - 19th Sept 2018

Jessy Moussallem has written and directed a new film for songs from electronic artist Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons' new album Heart Of Sky, which opens up a little-known world - the farming communities that cultivate and harvest Lebanese Red hashish in the Bekaa valley, between the mountains of eastern Lebanon - and plays in the spaces between documentary and fiction.

It's a moving portrait of the people who work the fields of the illegal industry, and the realities of their lives. But Lebanese filmmaker Moussalem adds a level of cinematic experimentation to the raw intimacy. She was given free rein to work with the music of Damian Lazarus & The Ancient Moons, using sounds and samples. The film, a co-production between Phantasm Paris, Clandestino Films and Caviar London, features numerous tracks from their new album.  

PRO Credits


DirectorJessy Moussallem
ProducerEli Souaiby
Production CompanyClandestino Films
Production CompanyPhantasm
Production CompanyCaviar
Executive ProducerSorcha Shepherd
Executive ProducerWissam Smayra, Olivier Muller
Director of PhotographyBenoit Soler
EditorCarlos Font Clos
Post production companyNightshift
Director's RepresentationGeorgie Macechern
CommissionerJohn Hassay
LabelCrosstown Rebels/BMG

Promonews - 19th Sept 2018

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