THE GHOSTS WE LEFT A HOME
Jordan, Germany I 2020 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 21 min
”The Ghosts We Left at Home” is a raw and intimate portrayal of a man, and a city, doomed and in exile, and sinking to hit rock bottom. It takes place in the margin of reality, where the forces of the masculine and the feminine alternate, merge, attract and repel.
CAST & CREDITS
Director: Faris Alrjoob
Writer: Faris Alrjoob
Cast: Nadeem Rimawi, Mohamed Nizar, Maisa Abdelhadi, Khaled Al Turaifi, Sameera El Asir
DOP: Laura Hansen
Producer: Faris Alrjoob
Faris Alrjoob is an inter-disciplinary artist working within the fields of film, video art, and performance. Based in Cologne, Alrjoob is currently a postgraduate at the Academy of Media Arts. In his artistic practice, he aims to employ the cinematic language to experiment with aesthetic form and texture, and to explore the politics of identity in a confessional act of benign resistance and self-expression. This is cinematically translated into character studies exploring the tension between social dystopia and sensory utopia.