Miguel is a sensitive but self-destructive Lebanese gay man, haunted by the religious and political oppressions of his youth. Traumatised by participation in Lebanon’s civil war – a failed attempt to prove he can fight like a ‘real man’ - young Miguel exiles himself in Spain. More than 30 years later, he finally begins to confront his past, through a sometimes tense, sometimes humorous partnership with filmmaker Eliane Raheb. The result is a piece of strikingly original storytelling, excavating layers of identity, memory and fantasy, in a cathartic quest for emotional balance.

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Miguel's War film poster