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Director
Ivan Grbovic

Filmography
2006 La Tête haute (short)
2009 Les Mots (short)
2009 La Chute (short)
2011 Romeo Eleven

Biography

He was born in 1979. He obtained a Fine Arts degree from Concordia University and continued his studies at the American Film Institute (A.F.I.) in Los Angeles where he completed a Master’s in Cinematography. He worked on several projects as a cinematographer, including the awardwinning short Fine (2001). In 2006, he wrote and directed his first short film, La Tête haute, followed by Les Mots and La Chute in 2008. He recently finished his first feature film, Romeo Eleven, which had its world premiere in Karlovy Vary where it won the Ecumenical Jury Commendation.



Main program

Romeo Eleven / Ivan Grbovic

Things aren’t easy for a dark-skinned young man living in the French-speaking part of Canada. He was born into a family of Arab Christian immigrants and he also had to undergo an operation on his legs in early childhood. For the young man, his parents and everyone else, his conspicuous physical disability is regarded as a stigma. So he creates an alternative identity on the internet, where he passes himself off as an attractive businessman with a flashy career ahead of him. Will he be able to conquer his physical handicap and confront the inevitable social exclusion associated with it?


Director:Ivan Grbovic
Script:Ivan Grbovic, Sara Mishara
Cinematography:Sara Mishara
Editing:Hubert Hayaud
Sound:Marcel Chouinard
Music:Charles Ives, Hans Otter, Lucas Yeague
With:Ali Ammar (Rami), Joseph Bou Nassar (Ziad), Sanda Bourenane (Sabine), Éléonore Millier (Dounia), May Hilal (Samira), Caline Habib (Nada), Ziad Ghanem (Bassam)
World Sales:Traction Media, USA T. +1 310 385 0770 F. +1 310 385 0771 tma@traction-media.com http://www.traction-media.com
Production Design:Patricia McNeil
Producer:Paul Barbeau
Production:Reprise Films T. +1 514 273 0007 paul@reprisefilms.com www.reprisefilms.com
Production Country:Canada
Format:35mm Color
Duration:92'
Production Year:2011
Ecumenical Jury Commendation - Karlovy Vary IFF 2011
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 05, 2011 - 15:30 | ID:143
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Wednesday, November 09, 2011 - 20:00 | ID:525
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