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Houbout

Houbout

Chantal Partamian

Canada | 2020 | 2 min
Arabic |
Subtitles: English
Available on ARTS.FILM from September 6, 2024

In a poignant poetic essay, Chantal Partamian navigates through ephemeral borders, suspended between two nation-states. In a long-distance journey filled with love and desire, two lovers find themselves caught in transit. Through fragments of experience, the film explores the beauty and pain of separation, while celebrating the power of love. Using evocative imagery and poignant narration, the experimental filmmaker, documentary filmmaker and queer activist conveys her unique worldview, making this film an unforgettable experience for all lovers, travelers and people seeking to express themselves freely. Come experience this inspiring work and reflect on the universal themes of freedom, distance and identity, presented by the queer artist who explores the limits of our understanding of the world.
Overview of some festivals:
Rencontres internationales Casablanca, Morocco
BIDEODROMO International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Spain
Grande rencontre des arts médiatiques de Gaspésie, Canada
Cinema on the Bayou, United States
Cabriolet Film Festival, Lebanon
Director Chantal Partamian
Voice Senda Ben Jebara
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Chantal Partamian

Chantal Partamian

Experimental and documentary filmmaker and archivist, Chantal Partamians work consists of experimental short films, film scratches as well as documentaries through which they explore themes around justice, migration, identity, gender and conflict through the combination of a variety of practices. They mainly work on super 8mm and with found footage.
Partamian’s work has been presented at multiple festivals in Germany, Canada, Lebanon, Armenia as well as France, Egypt, USA and Croatia. It is distributed by Videographe and Groupe intervention Video (GIV).
Partamian has also collaborated on numerous projects as a cinematographer and/​or senior editor. In April 2020, Partamian launched an online project of temporal assemblages and visual archives in an Instagram profile inspired by Vinegar Syndrome @Katsakh.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Other films:
La Valse: for reasons of tone and economy (2023)
L’abandon: for reasons of tone and economy (2023)
Traces (2023)
L’arbre ( 2022)
Solace (2021)

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