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"Are You Glad I’m Here is an actual masterclass in confronting Western prejudice and liberal simplicities"

 “Directed by Noor Gharzeddine, the film effortlessly blends culture and genre, resulting in a spellbinding watch” -   WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD

“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's teaser trailer is broadcast on Channel Thirteen

  Are You Glad I’m Here  wins   Best First Feature   at the  Naples International Film Festival

Are You Glad I’m Here wins Best First Feature at the Naples International Film Festival

 Director Noor Gharzeddine and Screenwriter Samuel Anderson discuss  Are You Glad I'm Here  on   BRIC TV

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.
— Chris Watt, Flick Feast
   AM NEW YORK   calls  Are You Glad I'm Here  one of five films worth checking out at the Brooklyn Film Festival!

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.
— David Duprey, That Moment In
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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

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!

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

Director Noor Gharzeddine, Screenwriter Samuel Anderson and Actress Tess Harrison on the Atlanta Film Chat

Noor Gharzeddine’s debut feature is a must see, exploring gender roles and domestic violence through a cultural lens.
— Broadway World
   Variety   announces  Are You Glad I’m Here  as part of the NVFF’s core line up

Variety announces Are You Glad I’m Here as part of the NVFF’s core line up

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.
— Callum Forbes, Battle Royale With Cheese
 Woke up to find ourselves on the cover of the Arts & Leisure section in Connecticut!

Woke up to find ourselves on the cover of the Arts & Leisure section in Connecticut!