I Want to See (Je Veux Voir)

I Want to See (Je Veux Voir)


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“Magnificent!…must not be missed. I could heap praises on it forever.” —Charles Mudede, The Stranger

“A fascinating little film in which Deneuve’s disorientation comes to stand for that distance we all feel in the West when forced to think about the reality behind the headlines and news reports.” —Jon Fortgang, Film4

“An unusual, personal film…defies description.” —Ted Fry, The Seattle Times

While in Beirut to attend a glamorous banquet, legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve (Potiche, Belle de Jour) insists on being taken to the southern regions of Lebanon in order to see first-hand the devastation caused by Israel’s month-long bombing campaign there in the summer of 2006.

Cleverly blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, directors Khalil Joreige and Joana Hadjithomas (A Perfect Day) create a mesmerizing, thought-provoking travelogue in which they appear as filmmakers capturing Deneuve’s road-trip on camera.

After visiting the crumbling ruins of ancient villages and watching as the shattered remnants of cities and towns are slowly pushed into the sea, Deneuve’s perception of Lebanon is transformed somewhat when she appears later that evening before the myriad photographers ardently capturing her image at the elegant evening gala.

DVD Special Features:
Typecast Trailers
Language: Arabic & French | Subtitles: English

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This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

Feature Film
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
Run Time:
70 minutes
Arabic & French w/ English subtitles
Lebanon & France