The film “Dirty Difficult Dangerous” by Lebanese-French director Wissam Charaf was the opening film of the competition of the Giornate Degli Autori selection during the 79th edition of the Venice International Film Festival.
The film sets in Beirut and tells the story of two people, a Syrian refugee, Ahmed, and an Ethiopian domestic worker working for an elderly couple.
Played by Ziad Jallad and Clara Couture, the two characters get faced with many financial and health obstacles.
One day, both Ahmed and Mehdia seize the opportunity to flee Beirut and start over somewhere else, as his health starts getting worse.
“Dirty Difficult Dangerous” casts Rifaat Tarabay and Darina Al Jodi. It is written by Wissam Charaf, Hala Dabaji, and Mariette Désert, directed by Wissam Charaf, and produced by Charlotte Vincent and Pierre Sarraf.
Wissam Charaf’s film is one of the 5 films funded by the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSIFF), as the festival announced a collaboration with the Venice Film Festival’s Final Cut workshop to support films in progress from the region.