The Night Between Ali & I


Hybrid short film and 3 channel videoinstallation, 2015

Codirected by Laila Hotait and Nadia Hotait


Ali was a poet and he knew how to steal hearts, but he didn’t know how to steal a bank.

Ali era poeta y sabía cómo robar corazones, pero no supo cómo robar un banco.

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Generacio- nes Art Award

The Night between Ali and I

is a fictional reenactment of one of the key events that happened in Lebanese and Levantine contemporary History: the highjack of 39 hostages at the Bank of America in Beirut, on October 18th, 1973.

Distributed by: Marvin & Wayne

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Les Rencontres Internationales,
Paris, January 2016

Les Rencontres Internationales
Berlin and Paris, March 2016

Guanajuato International Film Festival
July, 2016

XII Muestra de Mujeres en el cine y la TV
México City, 2016


Arte Laguna Art Prize Exhibition
Arsenale, Venezia, 2017

Celeste Prize Exhibition
Ex-Bazzi, Milan, 2016. Finalist Grand Prize

Geração 2015 Mostra Espanha
Plataforma Revólver, Lisboa, 2015

Generación 2015
La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2015


Directors: Nadia Hotait & Laila Hotait
Script: Nadia Hotait & Laila Hotait
Cast: Amer Farroukh, Mariam Cheaib, Mohamed Cheaib
Cinematography: Karim Ghorayeb
Sound: Móskar and Laila Hotait
Editing: Daniel Torrico and Nadia Hotait
Music: Móskar
Production: Laaventura
Co-production: Spain /Lebanon
Choreographer: Dima Hashisho
Production Assistants: Mahmoud Abou Zeid and Suraia Abud Coaiek