The Imperialists Are Still Alive!

Rated NR 90 min. 2010

A successful visual artist working in post-9/11 Manhattan, Asya lives the life of the hip and glamorous, replete with exclusive art parties, supermodels, and stretch limousines, while she carefully follows the situation in the Middle East on television. Asya learns that her childhood friend, Faisal, has disappeared-the victim of a purported CIA abduction. That same night, she meets Javier, a sexy Mexican PhD student, and romance blossoms. Javier finds Asya's conspiracy theories overly paranoid -- but nothing in Asya's world is as it seems. Asya's life is reflective of the textural themes of cultural fusion, and the complications and humor that arise out of everyday life.

Film Credits

Director: Zeina Durra

Writer: Zeina Durra

Producer: Vanessa Hope, Rami Makhzoumi, Matthew Chausse and Joel Blanco

Cast: Élodie Bouchez, José María de Tavira, Karim Saleh, Karolina Muller, Armin Amiri, Marianna Kulukundis, Rita Ackerman, Pierluca Arancio, Karen Lynn Gorney and Oksana Lada

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