Bellydance Vogue 2020

Hybrid film on the music of Hadi Zeidan

Synopsis : "My birthday was on the 3rd of April 2020, and for the first time, I celebrated it all by myself. But even if I was alone, I decided to celebrate it as if it’s the last one" The film was made during quarantine, using archive films from the 80-90s and using VHS recorder app.

Credits _____

Produced by

Film by
Hadi Moussally

DOP & Post-Production
Olivier Pagny

Bellydance Vogue by Hadi Zeidan


Hadi Moussally was born in Lebanon in 1987.
By age 18, he decides to go study film direction in France where he acquires a first master’s degree in “Fiction Cinema” from Paris-Est Marne la Vallée University. Moussally then chooses to take on a complementary masters in “Documentary and Anthropological Cinema” from Paris X Nanterre University, in the course of Jean Rouch. In that respect, Hadi Moussally acquainted himself with reality-cinema. The anthropological and documentary approach accustoms him with the sense of keen observation of his subjects and alerts him to the importance of instantaneous shooting; whereas his fictional background gives him the urge of creating sensual, esthetically pleasing imagery universes.
From 2012, Hadi Moussally shifts towards the world of fashion and directs several experimental films some of which received various distinctions in festivals. In 2014 he made his first documentary on the end of his grandmother's life, and in 2016 a docu-portrait on a senior model. In 2018 he completed an experimental project on albinism "Positive" whose photos have been exhibited at the UNESCO, the City Hall of Paris and Beirut Art Fair as well. In 2015 he founded the production unit H7O7 whose main objective is to enable the making and promotion of films and photos with "hybrid" vocation where is privileged the mixture of genres between experimental, documentary, fashion and fiction. In 2020, he founded the collective “Hybrid Wave” with around 30 hybrid artists from around the world.

Hadi Moussally est né en 1987 au Liban.
A 18 ans, il décide de partir étudier se former au métier de réalisateur ou à la réalisation en France. Il obtient un premier master en « cinéma fiction » à l’Université Paris-Est Marne La Vallée. Il choisit de le compléter sa formation par un deuxième master en « cinéma anthropologique et documentaire » à l’Université Paris X Nanterre, dans la section créée par Jean Rouch. Il se familiarise ainsi avec le ciné-réel. L’approche anthropologique et documentaire le forme à l’art de l’observation du sujet et le sensibilise à l’intérêt de capturer l’instantané La formation en fiction lui fait goûter au plaisir de créer un univers en passant notamment par le travail du sens et l’esthétique de l’image. À partir de 2012, Hadi Moussally oriente sa trajectoire vers le monde de la mode et réalise de nombreux films expérimentaux dont certains ont reçu diverses distinctions dans des festivals. En 2014 il réalise un premier documentaire sur la fin de vie de sa grand-mère, et en 2016 un docu-portrait sur une mannequin senior. En 2018 il termine un projet expérimental sur l’albinisme « Positive » dont les photos ont été exposées à l’Unesco, à l’Hôtel de ville de Paris mais aussi à la Beyrouth Art Fair. En 2015 il fonde la boîte de production H7O7 dont l’objectif principal est de permettre la réalisation et la promotion de films et photos à vocation « hybride » où est privilégié le mélange des genres entre expérimental, documentaire, mode et fiction. En 2020, il fonde le collectif « Hybrid Wave » avec une trentaine d’artistes hybrides du monde entier.


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  • 10.10.2020"Bellydance Vogue" will be screened in "International Meeting on Video-dance and Video-performance 2020" / Valencia (Spain)
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  • 02.10.2020"Bellydance Vogue" will be screened in "Danzattack Festival de Danza y CineDanza 2020" / Tenerife (Spain)