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Bellydance Vogue

Bellydance Vogue

Hadi Moussally

France, Spain, Lebanon | 2020 | 5 min
Arabic |
Subtitles: French
This film is part of the Arab World Institute of Paris s Carte Blanche

Hadis birthday was on April 3, 2020, during lockdown, and for the first time, he celebrated it alone. Relive Hadi’s family birthday memories through his personal VHS archive. Celebrating both his birthday and his freedom, the protagonist invites you to the party.
Overview of some festivals: 
TANZAHOi International Dance and Dance Film Festival, de Claussen-Simon-Stiftung Feature Award, Germany (2022)
Brussels Independent Film Festival, Best Music Video Award, Belgium (2022)
CUERPO MEDIADO Festival de Videodanza, Best Realidad Mediada: Documentary Videodance Award, Argentina (2021)
Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Best Experimental Award, Canada (2021)
Frame Olivier Pagny
Script Olivier Moussally
Editing Olivier Pagny
Music Hadi Zeidan

In Partnership with

Institut du monde arabe


• Cinéma du Musée - Auditorium Maxwell-Cummings
Saturday, march 18, 2023, 08:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.


Hadi Moussally

Hadi Moussally

Hadi Moussally was born in Lebanon in 1987. By age 18, he decides to go study film direction in France where he acquires a first master’s degree in Fiction Cinema” from Paris-Est Marne la Vallée University. Moussally then chooses to take on a complementary masters in Documentary and Anthropological Cinema” from Paris X Nanterre University, in the course of Jean Rouch. In that respect, Hadi Moussally acquainted himself with reality-cinema. The anthropological and documentary approach accustoms him with the sense of keen observation of his subjects and alerts him to the importance of instantaneous shooting; whereas his fictional background gives him the urge of creating sensual, esthetically pleasing imagery universes. From 2012, Hadi Moussally shifts towards the world of fashion and directs several experimental films some of which received various distinctions in festivals. In 2014 he made his first documentary on the end of his grandmother’s life, and in 2016 a docu-portrait on a senior model. In 2018 he completed an experimental project on albinism Positive” whose photos have been exhibited at the UNESCO, the City Hall of Paris and Beirut Art Fair as well. In 2015 he founded the production unit H7O7 whose main objective is to enable the making and promotion of films and photos with hybrid” vocation where is privileged the mixture of genres between experimental, documentary, fashion and fiction. His films have been awarded worldwide and have received more than 30 awards, 50 nominations and 200 selections in international festivals. In 2020, he founded the collective Hybrid Wave” with around 30 hybrid artists from around the world.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

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