Chinese Ink

Directed by Ghassan Salhab
| Lebanon | 2016 | French, Arabic, German | English Subtitles

Cairo Cinema Days 2
“I hesitated for a long time. More than a step forward, more than one backwards, more than one by the side. Thousands of times the same gaze through the windows of my own end of the world”. These are the opening words of Chinese Ink. Indeed, there will be no rest along the way, but only meandering paths nourished with reminiscences. Salhab sketches out an inner world while the windows, as the only connection to the outside, become a frame and a mirror where faces are inscribed as they tend towards a landscape to live in. Thus, a movement unfolds between the inside and the outside, between the past and the present.