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Miguel’s War

Friday, Mar 3, 2023 at 6:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With director Eliane Raheb in person 

Dir. Eliane Raheb. 2021, 128 mins. In Arabic, Spanish, French, and English with subtitles. Born in 1963 to a conservative Lebanese family, Miguel never felt loved. After being shunned for his sexuality and having a traumatic experience fighting in Lebanon’s civil war, Miguel decided to move to Spain. Three decades of self-exile later, Miguel met filmmaker Eliane Raheb and was finally ready to confront his own history and embark on this cinematic psychological deep-dive to understand how he can move forward. With a shape-shifting form, Miguel’s War connects casting calls and reenactments with experimental animation and intensely introspective interviews to build an evocative portrait of a complicated man. Never shying away from the difficult questions, Raheb crafts a cinema of catharsis and explores the limitations of memory and recollection in this sprawling examination of her unreliable narrator’s past, present, and future. (True/False Film Fest). 

Co-presented with Arte East.

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.