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Ireland’s Entry for Academy Awards 2024 ‘In The Shadow of Beirut’ in Irish Cinemas This Friday

Stephen Gerard Kelly and Garry Keane’s ‘In The Shadow of Beirut’ will return to the Irish Film Institute’s screens from this Friday, 15th December. The Screen Ireland supported film was selected as Ireland’s entry for the Oscars®’ Best International Feature Film category by the Irish Film & Television Academy this October, and is currently on the Academy’s longlist for the Best Documentary Feature title.

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From the makers of ‘GAZA’ (Sundance 2019), ‘In The Shadow of Beirut’ is a new cinematic odyssey that penetrates deep below the surface of Beirut, a still beautiful, yet deeply troubled city on the brink of financial collapse. The documentary weaves four compelling storylines together in a searing portrait of a people and a city struggling to survive amidst some of the most difficult living conditions imaginable. In this failing state, it is the vulnerable who suffer most. 

Through intimate, character driven and cinematic storytelling, the stark reality of life for the protagonists of the film is symbolic of the hundreds of thousands of others who fight for survival in the most diverse country in the Middle East, which has the highest per capita refugee numbers in the world. This is a nation suffering one of the worst global financial meltdowns on record, a country and a city that many now are trying desperately to flee.

The 96th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, 10th March 2024. The Academy will announce the shortlists of several categories, including Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary on Tuesday, 21st December 2023. Voting opens this week for Academy members.

Source: Screen Ireland

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