Mahrajan: A New Approach to Film in a Novel in Arabic
Speaker:Jad el Hage (جاد الحاج)
Language:Arabic (باللغة العربية)
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Following on from our first talk on film, Jad will talk about how his novel included film as part of the narrative. Imagine the columns of Jupiter’s temple in Baalbek, kept together for centuries by two blocks of stone: the upper a reminder of time, the lower a clear witness of the present. Now each column is a separate unity, but each one still forms an essential part of the temple.
Mahrajan is a novel made up of separate columns (chapters?) but telling one story: that of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, the new Palais de Festival, Lebanon’s civil war and failed peace arrangement with Israel.
The novel is also based on another pillar: a love story in a style of cinematographic prose that preserves the ‘mood’ of the images throughout the book.
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