Fiche All About My Father

Basic Information


Country of production: Lebanon

Year of production: 2010

Category: Documentary


Format: Digital Beta

Length: Feature

Duration: 75min

Original Language: Arabic

Subtitles: English



For over seventy years, Elie Sfeir has been working as a barber in Beirut, at some of the country‘s most exclusive and refined salons. Now a spry octogenarian, he has a lifetime of memories to share, which he does generously in “All About my Father”, a fascinating portrait of a man who, over the years, has coiffed the heads of politicians, princes and presidents. Filmed at his home by his daughter, filmmaker Zeina Sfeir, this engaging and charming character has heard it all, gossip, intrigue, political thought, personal dilemmas – creating a unique history of Lebanon, heard directly from the lips of those who shaped it. Since starting out in a barbershop in the mountain village of Alley in 1942, to the salubrious salons of the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, Mr. Sfeir has amassed a personal history that’s rich in detail, colorful in anecdotes and throughout this lovely, endless surprising set of recollections, utterly fascinating.




Director: Zeina Sfeir

Cinematography: Zeina Sfeir - Pierre Mouarkech

Sound Design: Emile Aouad

EditingCarine Doumit

Producers: Zeina Sfeir

Production: Beirut DC



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Biography of the director


Zeina Sfeir, born in Beirut in 1974 and graduated from St-Joseph University, IESAV, Audiovisual Studies in 1997. She has worked in the field of advertising, for the organization of festivals, and directed video clips since 1996. She directed and produced many documentaries since 2001

Since 2001 she’s a member in the cultural association Beirut DC and head of PR and Communication on its Arab Film Festival “Cinema Days of Beirut”.

From 2007 to 2009, she was the manager of the Arab press and publicity office in the Dubai International Film Festival. Since 2010 she is the Film Forum Manager in the Market of the Dubai Film Festival.



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