The President’s Visit by Cyril Aris (2017)

17973649_1227808353999069_2190295661931223979_oShort Film | The President’s Visit | By Cyril Aris

Recently completed this new short film, written by Cyril Aris with Mounia Akl,

produced by Marc Fadel & Valerie Castillo Martinez, starring the great Fouad Yammine, Nicolas Daniel, Siham Haddad Saroufim, Walid Mounla, Mohamed W. Monla Z William Farhat, Mounia Akl and Daad Rizk, executive producer Candice Abela-Mikati & Lena Fadel, cinematography by Joe Saadeh graded by Belal Hibri Lucid Post, production design by Issa Kandil, art direction by Hanady Medlej assisted by Assaad Khoueiry, music by Paul Tyan, wardrobe by Lary Bs and his team Yara Yuri Safadi and Elias Nicolas, make-up by Joanna Kamar Hayek & Mony Younes, casting by Mia Daibess assisted by Stéphano Khoury Mendelek, 1st AD Georges Cassab and team Joude Ammar Cynthia Hobeika, production manager Sonia Habib Jinane Chaaya and team Anthony Zouein Danielle Barakat François Monarcha Gaëlle Gaiia Azzam Lynn Rammal, sound mixer Rawad Hobeika and team Elie T Karam Rabih Al Ahmar, sound design Cedric Kayem, hair styling Rabih Gerges and Yorgo Salemeh, key grip Rawad Hmaymess and the Platform Studios team, Chant Etyemezian, gaffer Elie Merhy, Tony G. Baboudjian and team, making-of Elie Salameh and set photography Patrick Mouzawak

Made with the support of the Doha Film Institute, the Katharina Otto-Bernstein film fund, and the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon.


The President’s Visit will have its Arab/Middle Eastern premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival ! Excited to finally present the film to an Arab audience!

Other screenings include selections in:
Berlin, Germany at the 33rd interfilm Berlin on Nov 25 & 26
Italy at the 13th Passaggi d’Autore: Intrecci mediterranei in December (5-10)
Istanbul at the Boğaziçi Film Festivali (Bosphorus International Film Festival) on Nov 23

The President’s Visit won an award from the National Board of Review!