SUN RAVE

By Roy SAMAHA

STUDIOCUR/ART - as PROD

Experimental - Completed 2018

Speculating on the impact of a 1989 solar storm, Roy Samaha's film mimics the unpredictable release of energy flares, layering personal histories with major geopolitical events as it shifts from his family's Beirut home to Bucharest, Berlin, and further afield.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2019
Wavelengths
kurzfilmtage 2019
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Experimental
    • Countries
    • LEBANON
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 11 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Roy SAMAHA
    • Producer(s)
    • Karina EL HELOU (Studiocur/art)
    • Synopsis
    • Sun Rave explores childhood anecdotes heard around an apartment which until 1989, when a major solar storm erupted, was inhabited by a strange couple. Some suspected them of being undercover agents, while others said they were just some new age sorcerers. The work addresses the relationship between layers of history, outstanding events in nature and the ancient cyphering of language; how the cycles of the Sun’s unpredictable release of energetic flares affect the magnetic fields of the earth and influence radio transmissions, communication and reason on a mass scale.