Lebanon’s Elie Dagher wins Palme d’or in Cannes !


Lebanese director Elie Dagher, 30, was awarded Cannes’ Short Film Palme d’or.

For the first time in the history, Lebanon received a Palme d’Or thanks to the amazing production of Elie Dagher.

Titled Waves ’98, the short film was written, produced and directed by Elie Dagher.

Trailer of Waves ’98

The animation movie “is as much a narrative film as it is a personal visual essay dedicated to Dagher’s hometown, Beirut.
The film is an artistic exploration of the director’s current relation with his Lebanon, his home country, projected through the story of a teenager and set in 1998.”

More than 4,000 films were submitted to the short film category at the prestigious festival, held annually in southern France. 8 short films were short-listed, and Waves ’98 was chosen for the top award.