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Tarek Bacha

Born in Beirut in 1979, Tarek graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts, the Lebanese University, acquiring a BA in Acting in 2002. In 2005, he obtained a Masters Degree in Theatre and Performing Arts from University of Nanterre, Paris X. Tarek acted in many plays: “Life is Beautiful” directed by Michelle Jabr (1999), “Marche” directed by Issam Bou Khaled (2005) and “Bint Jbeil” directed by Saseen Kawzally and Ben Harrison (2008), among others. In addition to his acting career, Tarek has directed a short film “Music On The Moon” that has participated in several international festivals. Tarek has also written an adaptation of Gogol’s “Revizor” in 2002, and co-written the short movie “Gibraltar” in 2004. In 2008, his short story “Bermuda Triangle” received the Anna Lindh Foundation Prize. The story is currently being illustrated and will be published by Dar Onboz, Lebanon. In 2009 he wrote the short story “Uncertain Diaries”, the story was published in the context of Beirut World Book Capital, and recently in 2011 his first play “Hello” was published by Dar Bissan.

Rodrigue Sleiman

Born in Lebanon in 1981, Rodrigue obtained a BA in Theatre and Acting in 2005 from the Institute of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University. In the same year, he joined the film school “ESEC” in Paris and graduated in 2008. He acted in several theatre plays “Point Avant la Ligne” by Roy Dib, “Les Fourberies de Scapin” by Christophe Cotteret, and in 2009, he played a major role in the feature film “Balle Perdue” by Georges Hachem. In 2005, he directed a play, “Dissident, Il Va Sans Dire” for Michel Vinaver. His short film “Animation”, produced in 2005, was in the official selection of Kelibia Short Film Festival, Tunis in 2007.

Country of origin: Lebanon
2011/Arabic/English subtitles/65 mins
Mythomaniacs are diagnosed to have the tendency to relate incredible imaginary adventures as if they had really happened. They tell us their unbelievable heroic stories with a profound attention to detail. The mythomaniacs’ stories, fairy tales they are, yet ironically are the closest thing to our reality. A history told, unconventionally, with a twist of humor. It is truly funny, that we have repetitively lived in a static reality, and instead of changing it, we become protagonists in the story of our own failure.
Director: Rodrigue Sleiman & Tarek Bacha
Producer: Tarek Bacha
Cinematographer: Ziad Chahoud
Composer: Jad Aouad & Ziad Sarrouh
Editor: Maria Malek
Color Grading & Online: VTR Beirut
Dubai International Film Festival UAE, December 2011 (Arabian nights)
Beirut International Film Festival Lebanon, October 2012