In front of a cathedral, fate led to Hala and Bachir’s meeting. At first sight, they share nothing in common: she is a 15-year-old student, she is Muslim and she sees. Whereas Bachir is 27, he plays the lute, he is Christian and blind. In a country ruled by hatred and conflicts, division and exacerbated sectarianism, and just before the burst of the civil war, two pure souls meet. Hala and Bachir will go through an adventure that will empower their innocent love. But a dark fate awaits them…
Nadine Asmar (born in 1994) is an aspiring Lebanese director. She got her bachelor’s degree in Cinema and TV (Audiovisual) from the Lebanese University – Fine Arts Institute II. L’aveugle de la Cathédrale (The Blind of the Cathedral) is her graduation short movie, a first-time adaptation of a novel by Farjallah Haïk (the rights were obtained from Haïk’s family). She has been congratulated on several academic short films, including Dans mon cocon (2013-14) which got a special jury mention during the Première Journée Cinématographique des étudiants de l’INBA II à l’Université Libanaise (2015) and Yingtai (2014), a Chinese short film inspired from a traditional legend. Nadine is also a photographer, producer, editor and movie blogger.