ABOUT THE FILM
Since You Left by renowned actor and director Mohammad Bakri is neither a eulogy to his friend and mentor, the writer and politician Emile Habibi, nor is it an account of the late author's life and work. It is instead a poignant and deeply personal letter to the departed. Bakri's autobiographical narrative in Since You Left revolves around a visit to the gravesite of Emile Habibi. The trajectory of the film unfolds like a conversation between two long lost friends; utilizing stock footage and home movies, Bakri tells Habibi of births, deaths and the events that have shaken the region since his passing in 1996. In Arabic, English Hebrew with English subtitles.
Mohammad Bakri -- 59’, Arabic/Hebrew/English (Israel: 2005)