OUROBOROS

By Basma ALSHARIF

FUTURE LOGIC PLATFORM - as PROMO / CONS

First film - Production 2016

Death as birth, history as the present, the end as the beginning

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • First film, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 74 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Basma ALSHARIF
    • Writer(s)
    • Basma ALSHARIF
    • Synopsis
    • Ouroboros is an homage to the Gaza Strip, to the possibility of hope beyond hopelessness. Ouroboros, the symbol of the snake eating its tail, is both end and beginning: death as regeneration.
      A 74-minute experimental narrative film that turns the destruction of Gaza into a story of heartbreak, Ouroboros asks what it means to be human when humanity has failed.
      Taking the form of a love story, Ouroboros’ central character is Diego Marcon, a man with a newly broken heart who embarks on a circular journey to shed his pain only to experience it, again and again. In the course of a single day, his travel weaves together Native American territories, the ancient Italian city of Matera, a castle in Brittany, and the ruins of the Gaza Strip together into a single landscape. In Ouroboros, Diego’s ultimate failure to understand defeat is at the heart of the human condition a struggle that leads as much to failure as it does to survival.
      By challenging the aesthetics of representing trauma, Ouroboros aims not only to change our understanding of cinema but to open a new chapter in how we see the Middle East. This is a film about the future.
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