Me Miss Me

Lubnan is a young man from Iraq who has just arrived in Belgium. While he is struggling to get his papers, he takes us on an existential journey through his feelings, thoughts and desires. ME MISS ME is a rollercoaster of emotions through a life full of despair, but also full of resilience and humor. Away from his home and family, Lubnan searches for his identity. What if you cannot be yourself anymore? What if your existence has become almost invisible? (Gwendolyn Lootens)

Director's Biography
Gwendolyn Lootens: Gwendolyn Lootens is a Belgian documentary filmmaker and a visual artist. She studied fine arts at LUCA Ghent and audiovisual arts at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, followed by a Master in documentary at RITCS in Brussels. Lubnan Al Wazny, born in Iraq, worked as a shoemaker and a soldier in Iraq before coming to Belgium in 2015. For this film he picked up a camera for the first time in his life.

Film Selection: 
Me Miss Me (2019, doc) - Riding a horse in prison (2008, mid-length doc, Lootens) -  Kabelstreng (2007, short, Lootens) - Where is Elmira (2006, short, Lootens)
European Panorama Documentary 2021
Gwendolyn Lootens, Lubnan Al-Wazny
Belgium 2019
77 minutes
Arabic / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gwendolyn Lootens, Lubnan Al-Wazny
Cinematography Gwendolyn Lootens, Lubnan Al-Wazny
Editing Pauline Piris-Nury
Sound/Sounddesign Enzo Tibi
Music Enzo & Théo Tibi
Producer(s) Vincent Metzinger, Bart Van Langendonck
Savage Film, Gsara atelier du cinéma
World Sales
CBA - Centre de l'Audiovisuel à Bruxelles
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Tripoli Film Festival 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status: 
Austrian Premiere Weltpremiere / World Premiere: 
Tripoli Film Festival 2019