OFFICIAL SELECTION: Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow by Fadi (The Fdz) Baki



Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow

Directed by Fadi (The Fdz) Baki

Country: Lebanon/Germany

Genre: short mokumentary

Runtime: 29′

with Romy Melhem, Jannick Micklitz, Houssam Sabbah, Tony Harouni,
Fawwaz Traboulsi, Mohammad Soueid

produced by Bernadette Klausberger, Niklas Hlawatsch,
Jinane Dagher, Sabine Sidawi

director of photography: Tobias Von Dem Borne

screenwriter: Fadi (The Fdz) Baki

editor: Zeina Abul Hosn



A young filmmaker investigates the legend of Manivelle, an automaton gifted to Lebanon in 1945 that still haunts an abandoned mansion in Beirut. After being coaxed back out into the limelight, the people who knew him come forward to speak their mind, and the myth that Manivelle has constructed around himself begins to unravel. A science-fiction mockumentary out of Lebanon, Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow is a funny, sad and weird look at the life of the Middle East’s first and only living robot and the stories you won’t find in your history books.

Screening on Aug 21st in Scario h 22.00