FATAMORGANA is an audiovisual project directed by Salomé Lamas and produced by the french based film company Les Film du Bal. The project's development is supported by the Centre National de Arts Plastiques - CNAP in France and for its development in Beirut FATAMORGANA has the additional support of Ashkal Alwan and marra.tein. Salomé Lamas and cinematographer Boris Levy were in Beirut working with local production for casting and location scouting while at marra.tein.
FATAMORGANA is a parody at a wax museum/hall of fame where historical figures are given voice in a very ironical way - let it be Bush (father), Bashar al-Assad, Kadhafi, Bill Clinton, Erdogan, Putin, Justin Biber orLady Di. The viewer will be guided by a penelopean-fictional-character that resembles Molly Bloom (Ulysses); the museum scene will be the backbone structure of the work commented by occasional breaks in the style of tableaux-vivant, baroque or choreographed scenes established in key locations in and around Cairo, Beirut and Dubai. How to expand onto the dichotomy- West vs. East?