Bosta is a story of young Lebanese artists who meet again, after being separated, and tour different cities of Lebanon in an old bus, performing a techno version of the dabkeh that shocks conservatives, but moves forward towards the future. Simon Emmerson and Martin Russell from the group, Afro Celt Sound System composed original music for the dabkeh (dance) sequences and composed the film’s underscore respectively. –wikipedia
Philippe Aractingi (born 1964) is a Franco-Lebanese filmmaker.
Born and raised in Beirut, Aractingi has made more than 40 films throughout his career, ranging from reports and documentaries to more personal and fictional films, all taking place in various countries around the world. His topics of predilection – identity, immigration, exile and travel – are broadly explored in his fictional work, as well as in his documentaries. A film director with numerous facets, Aractingi finds his originality from his various cultures, which allows him to pass easily from one style to another, from thrilling fantasy to exigent realism. Philippe Aractingi currently lives between Lebanon and France.
After 12 years in France, he returned to Lebanon to produce and direct his first feature film “Bosta,” the first post-war musical since the return of peace in Lebanon. To make this film, Aractingi decided to turn to regional investors and created a breakthrough… read more