Noor Gharzeddine’s debut feature is a must see, exploring gender roles and domestic violence through a cultural lens. This gripping and tender feature was written by Samuel Cyrenius Anderson. A month into its festival run, Are You Glad I’m Here has already shown at Atlanta Film Festival, Riverrun International Film Festival and is about to screen at Brooklyn Film Festival.
A millennial American girl befriends a Lebanese housewife and disrupts her ordered life; one night they become accidental partners-in-crime.
Noor Fay Gharzeddine is a Lebanese-American filmmaker born and raised in New York City. Her films study unlikely relationships developed in strange environments. She is fascinated with blending hyper-realism and absurdity, tragedy and comedy. Noor has a BA in Film and Electronic Arts from Bard College, where she had the privilege of studying under influential filmmakers such as Kelly Reichardt, Ben Coonley and Peter Hutton. She is currently developing a scripted comedy and writing her next film.
The film stars the award-winning actress Marwa Khalil who is known for her work in Single, Married, Divorced and newcomer Tess Harrison. The cinematography was created by the talented Ziad Chahoud and the film’s original score was composed by Simon Taufique.
The film will screen at Brooklyn Film Festival on June 9th at 8pm and June 10th at 8:30pm, making this the festival closing night film. More festivals will be announced very soon.