Beirut: The Last Home Movie

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Beirut: The Last Home Movie
Film poster
Directed byJennifer Fox
Written byJennifer Fox
John Mullen
CinematographyAlex Nepomniaschy
Edited byJohn Mullen
Music byLanny Meyers
Ziad Rahbani
Release date
  • 1987 (1987) (London Film Festival)
Running time
123 minutes
CountryUnited States

Beirut: The Last Home Movie is a 1987 documentary film directed by Jennifer Fox. It follows the life of Gaby Bustros and her family, who live in a 200-year-old mansion in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War. The Bustros family, one of the noble families of Beirut, remain in their ancestral home despite the endless war that surrounds them.[1]


The film was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, and at INPUT, the International Television Conference. It was broadcast on US television as a Frontline special on PBS in 1991.[2] The film was awarded the Excellence In Cinematography Award and won the Grand Jury Prize Documentary at the 1988 Sundance Film Festival.[3] It opened at the Film Forum in NYC in 1988 and did a thirty city US theatrical release, distributed by Circle Releasing, before airing as a Frontline Special on PBS in 1990.



  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-11. Retrieved 2007-02-23.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Typecast Films » FilmPage Home Video Institutional NETFLIX » Beirut: The Last Home Movie". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  3. ^ a b c "Sundance Institute".

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Preceded by Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Succeeded by