The first-ever Beirut Art Film Festival (BAFF) starts today with a screening of Lagerfield vs Saint-Laurent: the Reason & the Passion.
The film — which documents the longstanding feud between Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld — is just one of 25 documentaries that will screen at Metropolis Empire Sofil – Ashrafieh and in major Beirut universities, from November 5 to 8, 2015.
The theme is art — photography, architecture, fashion and more.
The film festival’s organizers point out that the event is not a competition. Rather, it is “an open space dedicated to beauty and culture; rendered possible thanks to the generosity of donors, partners, sponsors and, the dedication of its organizers and workers.”