Chronic

Drama
Queer
| 87
Arabic
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Omar, a photographer, lost his male lover in an explosion. He turns his experience of loss into an art project and casts three others to tell their stories of trauma, sex, and love. Beirut is a city where a person can experience loss at any moment. Walid, a dancer, avoids falling in love or bonding. May, a Lebanese woman, lost her Syrian lover who died on a boat to Europe. Antoine, a Franco-Lebanese, has lived in Paris. He survived an explosion in Beirut and decides to return to Lebanon. Violence plays a big part in his particular lifestyle and he gets involved in dangerous games. Lebanon is the most tolerant Arab country when it comes to L.G.B.T. issues. And it’s in Lebanon where the first wave of Arab queer cinema is surfacing.