Tomorrow Everything will be Alright

  • 2010
  • Akram Zaatari
  • video, color an sound
  • 12 min
The outdated method of recording the conversation casts doubt on the text: is it a real conversation, a script, or a dream? “It’s cinema without the glamour, actors, scenery or lighting, which tries to create feelings using an old machine,” comments the artist. The last part of the film, which takes place outside, on a road, along a beach, at sunset, culminating in the meeting place known as the "green ray", maintains the ambiguity. This allusion to Éric Rohmer (Le Rayon vert, 1986) also reflects Zaatari’s interest in film.

© Akram Zaatari. Photo © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage


Akram Zaatari

A founding member of the Arab Image Foundation, Akram Zaatari’s work examines the history of Lebanon and its border conflicts.

His films and video installations make use of archive images, personal stories and situations that represent everyday life in his country. Switching between reality and fiction, Zaatari highlights the construction of history and the images used to document it. His films feature instruments and mechanisms of representation such as an editing screen, a prompter and the artist's own hands, assembling notes.

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