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Corine Shawi

e muet


Nanou’s first true love story comes to an abrupt end.
Rajwa treads carefully into a monogamous relationship.

From 2008 to 2013, I accompanied them through their stories of passion and anguish, carrying with them their determination to arrive at the heart of things: to enter the hidden crevices of love, to uncover truth, all for the ever-elusive goal of understanding the essence of their own complex personalities.

I entered their world to find answers to my own questions, to use their lives as my lens into discovering new forms of love.

→ 52 min, Arabe, Français, Anglais, 2013

Selections & Awards

Festival FIDMarseille 2013 –  International Competition

Technical details


Title e muet
Directed by Corine Shawi
Year 2013
Coproduction  Spectre Productions, in assoctiation with Abbout Productions

Distribution Phantom
Durée 52 min
Original language Arabic/ French / English
Subtitles Anglais
Shooting format HD / DV
Screening format
Sound Stereo
Color Color



Cinematography Corine Shawi

Sound Corine Shawi

Editing  Chaghig Arzoumanian, Halim Sabbagh

With Ghalas Charara, Nadine Ghanem, Nora Haakh, Johanne Issa, Corine Shawi, Rajwa Tohmé

Picture-s   1 / 4

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Corine Shawi

Born in 1981 in Beyrouth, Lebanon

Lives and work in Beyrouth

For six years Corine filmed the daily life of Doulika and other Sri-Lankan domestic employees for her first feature-length documentary, Les Femmes Bonnes. She also made several short film documentaries in worksops: Daniela, 2006, considers the body and the genre, Oxygène, 2007, the limits of friendship. Film of Welcome and Farewell, 2009, which paints a portrait of solitude, deterioration and death, was made in Copenhagen. Je t’aime infiniment, 2010, delves into the fragility and atrocity of the human condition. Her most recent feature-length film, E muet, is a treatise on friendship, love and their forms of expression. In parallel with her work as a filmmaker, Corine teaches documentary practice in several Lebanese universities.