NDU International Film festival - "Salon Elvis" by Anthony Khawand.
Posted on 18/11/2016

It was such an exciting experience to attend this year’s edition of the NDU international film festival, sponsored by Bank of Beirut. The festival has been going strong since it was first introduced back in 2006, showcasing some of the finest young filmmakers in the country. I’ve been attending the festival for several years now, but this time was certainly different as I had the chance to interview some of these young talents and discuss their movies. The opening ceremony featured a heart-warming tribute to one of Lebanon’s greatest filmmakers: Nadine Labaki. What followed was a week filled with short movies, both local and international. At the end of each day, the public voted for their favorite Lebanese movie, and the winners (5 in total) all won cash rewards, courtesy of Bank of Beirut. In addition to that, filmmaker Elie Salameh won a trip to Cannes and a trophy for his impressive work in “Fly My Love”.

Salon Elvis by Anthony Khawand.
Anthony Khawand’s love for documentaries is reflected in his hilarious and heartfelt movie about a barber who admired Elvis Presley so much, he named his barbershop “Salon Elvis”. You’ll sing, you’ll laugh and you may even cry just a little bit. “Salon Elvis” was definitely one of the highlights of the festival. 
Prepared and conducted by blogger Anis Tabet Author of Let's Talk About Movies
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