The Time is New

As Above, So Below

Kama fissamaa’, kathalika ala al-ard

A poetic reflection on sovereignty, perspective, space and futurisms.

Image from As Above, So Below

Lebanon 2020
Dir Sarah Francis
English subtitles

The elements here are swings, a vast landscape, queues waiting for nothing in particular, a strangely soothing voice, and the moon is the main protagonist. A lunar meditation and a statement on play and formalism, Sarah Francis’ debut feature is a stunning visual experience that manages to create a spectacular cinematic universe out of very limited resources.

Also available on BFI Player

The screening on Friday 1 October will feature a pre-recorded Q&A with director Sarah Francis.