"Are You Glad I’m Here is an actual masterclass in confronting Western prejudice and liberal simplicities"
-Benjamin Poole, The Movie Waffler
“Directed by Noor Gharzeddine, the film effortlessly blends culture and genre, resulting in a spellbinding watch” - WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD
Are You Glad I'm Here's teaser trailer is broadcast on Channel Thirteen
Are You Glad I’m Here wins Best First Feature at the Naples International Film Festival
The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival honors director Noor Gharzeddine with the Joe Consentino Emerging Filmmaker Award.
Director Noor Gharzeddine and Screenwriter Samuel Anderson discuss Are You Glad I'm Here on BRIC TV
Gharzeddine’s picture is a calling card to audiences, that Lebanese cinema can be more than simply turgid, sober and serious dissections of political and cultural history. They can be entertaining too. The film is unafraid to dart off in new directions, and it has a fine sense of it’s own absurdity, finding wonderful moments of black comedy amongst the tragedy.
AM NEW YORK calls Are You Glad I'm Here one of five films worth checking out at the Brooklyn Film Festival!
Gharzeddine proves herself a patient filmmaker, ever-so-slowly developing a toxic situation that eventually reaches a boiling point. While it’s a harrowing story, it’s also a savage black comedy with moments that feel as if ripped from a Coen Brothers film, yet Gharzeddine never lets it stray too far, reeling it into authenticity at every turn.
Are You Glad I'm Here wins Best Original Score and the Audience Award at the Brooklyn Film Festival
Composer Simon Taufique in his studio
The Boston Globe discusses Are You Glad I'm Here in its coverage of the Woods Hole Film Festival
Hyperallergic calls Are You Glad I'm Here one of three notable films at this years Bushwick Film Festival!
Director Noor Gharzeddine, Screenwriter Samuel Anderson and Actress Tess Harrison on the Atlanta Film Chat
Reviews from our theatrical release in Beirut with Empire Sofil cinemas!
Variety announces Are You Glad I’m Here as part of the Napa Valley Film Festival’s core line up, were we won Best Screenplay!
Director Noor Gharzeddine has an almost Spielbergian approach to developing her characters. She doesn’t just let great writing and talented actors work and speak for themselves, but she uses her sets and cinematography to make every scene dedicated to these characters feel close and personal.
Woke up to find ourselves on the cover of the Arts & Leisure section in Connecticut!
Noor Gharzeddine’s debut feature is a must see, exploring gender roles and domestic violence through a cultural lens.