Mondial 2010 is a film on love and place. A Lebanese gay couple decides to take a road trip to Ramallah. The film is recorded with their camera as they chronicle their journey. The viewers are invited through the couple’s conversations into the universe of a fading city.
Note: The relations between Israelis and Lebanese are governed by the 1943 Lebanese Criminal Code and the 1955 Lebanese Anti-Israeli Boycott Law, the former of which forbids any interaction with nationals of enemy states, and the latter of which specifies Israelis, making a trip for a Lebanese citizen to Israel (or Palestinian territories) impossible.
Roy Dib is an artist and an art critic that works and lives in Beirut, Lebanon. His work focuses on the subjective constructions of space. His short film "Mondial 2010" participated in several festivals and won the Teddy Award for the Best Short Film at 64th Berlinale, Best First Film at the Lebanese Film Festival, Inntravel Award at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Best Short Film at Queer Lisboa International Film Festival, and the Uppsala Grand Prix at Uppsala International Short Film Festival. His latest work "A Spectacle of Privacy" (2014) was shown at Exposure 2014 at Beirut Art Center, and at the Forum Expanded Exhibition, as part of the 65th edition of the Berlinale.