Rayya invites Youssef and Rawad, two friends she hadn’t seen for over 10 years, for a gathering at her family’s beach house in Lebanon that she now shares with her older sister Leila. Rayya has made her singing hobby a weekly ritual where she invites a selected audience to watch her perform at the house. The film starts as the performance ends, and Rayya urges her friends to stay for dinner. The four have things to hide and things to perform. Condensed within the beach house – an active fifth character – a casual dinner becomes a ritualistic rite of passage where the characters feast on the building blocks of their personal and communal identities. 


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Title ········· The Beach House

Medium ········· Feature Film

Role ······ Co-Writer

Language ······· Arabic (English subtitles)