“Film Ktir Kbir”, litterally “A Very Big Shot”, is the only Lebanese movie that was part of Toronto Film Festival in its 40th session, which is one of the most prominent film festivals around the world and stands among Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.
“Film Ktir Kbir”, written and directed by Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, received a huge success where 450 persons attended its first session. Moreover, all the tickets were sold within few hours after the ticket selling announcement. It was well received by the press and film critics that it was compared to “Argo”.
The first show, on November 16, 2015, was allocated to the press with the presence of about seventy journalists and mass media from various media sectors. A conference was held after the show, during which the film was discussed with all talk show presenter Marcel Ghanem, who and Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya, the film’s director and writer.
This movie is characterized by its interesting and straight to the point topic. It is a story that reflects the facts lived within the Lebanese society.
It is the story of a Lebanese drug smuggler who intends to stop this illegal business following the release of his younger brother from prison, and open a restaurant they can run together. But he had to face the refusal of the people he used to work with. The plot kept evolving until Ziad made a discovery that can change the whole course of events within a framework blended between laughter, humor and excitement.
It is important to mention the movie’s cast: Alain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, Alexandra Kahwaji, Wissam Fares, Georges Hayeck, Fadi Abi Samra. The dialogue is translated from Arabic into English and French.
“Film Ktir Kbir”, 105 minutes length, will be showing in cinemas across Lebanon as of November 19, 2015.