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The Camp by Leonard Retel Helmrich
Long Season, The

Long Season, The

A powerful portrait of Syrians living in a Lebanese camp, where life consists of waiting to return home.

The film focuses on everyday life in a Syrian camp within a vast landscape of settlements in Lebanon. Leonard Retel Helmrich uses his hallmark single-shot cinema style to probe deep into life in the camp, showing us their everyday lives, struggles, hopes and despair. Most of them are waiting for the time when it safe to return home.

115' /  colour   

Original title: THE LONG SEASON
Dir: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film - Pieter van Huijstee
Sc: Leonard Retel Helmrich                              
D.O.P.: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Completed: November 2017          
Language: English, Arabic

Leonard Retel Helmrich:
a.o. RAW HERRING (2013, doc),POSITION AMONG THE STARS (2010, doc) Awards: a.o. Grand VPRO/IDFA Award and Best Dutch Documentary IDFA, World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize Sundance FF, PROMISED PARADISE (2006, doc) Award: Grand Golden Dhow Best Doc Zanzibar IFF, SHAPE OF THE MOON (2004, doc) Awards: a.o. Joris Ivens Award IDFA, World Cinema Jury Prize Sundance FF, Best Cinematography Int. Doc FF Chicago, Eye of the Day (2001, doc) Awards: a.o. Audience Award Visions du Réel Nyon, Jury Grand Prix Maremma Doc FF.

Pieter van Huystee Film
Ph: +31 20 421 0606

Sales: Jan Rofekamp
Ph: +514 844 3358

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