For Hassane, life has stopped making sense. All he has left is a close group of friends, brought together by a shared sense of marginalisation. In an effort to shake off the pressures of a desperate family situation, Hassane loses himself in the azure waters of his favourite swimming spot on Beirut’s rocky shore. However, despite innocent intentions, Hassane’s actions result in a tsunami that engulfs his friends, family and the community around him. Heralding an exciting new voice in Lebanese cinema, ‘Martyr’ is a heartfelt farewell to the beauty and sensuality of life, youth, friendship, and love.
REVIEW BY: CLAIRE FULTON
Martyr: An Artistic, Meditative Portrayal Of Grief
Mazen Khaled’s Martyr is a meditative, sentimental film about the complexities of loss and grief within an impoverished area of Beirut..
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