Nicolas, the director, used the camera as his video diary. This intimate film shows the strong and, at times, a dysfunctional relationship that binds Nicolas to his mother and sister after the death of his father. His mother fears that he will be a failure. But Nicolas is carrying a fear that she knows nothing about.

Screenplay: Nicolas Khoury

Cinematography: Nicolas Khoury

Editing: Cherine Debs

Cast: Nelly Khoury, Tamara Khoury, Nicolas Khoury

Producer: Nicolas Khoury, Yara Yuri Safadi

Production: Sekak Films

Nicolas Khoury

Graduated in film and audiovisual studies from the Lebanese Academy of Fine-Arts (ALBA) in 2010. He is an independent documentary filmmaker and film editor, living and working in Beirut, Lebanon. His filmography includes three independent medium length films that were awarded in multiple festivals. His short independent documentary “Resonances” won the best short documentary at It’s All True film festival, Brazil 2018, and the Tanit D’or of the best short documentary in Journees Cinematographiques de Carthage 2018. Fiasco is his first long documentary.

MENA Premiere

Lebanon, Netherlands

Documentary, 2021, Color, 70 min

Film Information

Arabic, French


Nicolas Khoury