The Gasparilla International Film Festival, along with presenting sponsor Knopik Varner Moore and The University of Tampa, will screen the next film in the prestigious Global Lens Film Series, 'The Kite' (Lebanon). 'The Kite' will begin at 8pm on Friday, August 29th at the University of Tampa in Reeves Hall. The screening is free for all members of the Gasparilla Film Festival.
In director Randa Chahal Sabbag's 'fairytale for troubled times,' sixteen-year old Lamia must cross a border checkpoint between Lebanon and Israel to marry a man she has never met. Neither she nor her betrothed are eager to consummate a marriage to a stranger-a matter further complicated by Lamia's surprising admission that she is in love with the Israeli soldier guarding the border. Sabbag's enchanting drama about marriage and tradition is underscored by delicate symbolism and artful references to politics of Lebanon's territories that have been annexed.
To view the trailer for The Kite, click on the link below: