Do You Love Me

Cannes Docs

Do You Love Me

Original title: هدوء نسبي

Produced by: Lana Daher (Lebanon) & Jasper Mielke (Wood Water Films, Germany)

Country of production: Lebanon, Germany

Runtime: 90'

Expected release: March, 2024

Production stage: In Production

Budget: € 364.218,26 (60.39%)

1st feature: Yes

Looking for: Festivals, sales agents, distributors, buyers, gap financing, strategic guidance, French co-producer


“Do You Love Me” is Lana Daher’s personal journey through the fractured historical, social, cultural, and political landscapes of Beirut. Using mainly archive footage, the film weaves together the past and the present in a quest to better understand Lebanon’s history and current status today.

Director’s profile:

Lana Daher is a filmmaker living and working in Beirut. She earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut (2006) and her MA in Filmmaking from Goldsmiths College, the University of London (2012). Since then she has shot & directed music videos, short films and commissioned documentaries. More recently including two short documentaries for Studio Olafur Eliasson. ‘Do You Love Me?’ is her first feature documentary which she is directing as well as co-producing. Drawing from her life in Lebanon, her work explores the current environment and themes of society, memory, history and how we can live in the present.

Producers profile:

Wood Water Films are Jasper Mielke, Karoline Henkel and Arto Sebastian. They got together during their studies at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg and set out in 2015 to fulfill their collective dream of their own production company. Wood Water Films is a feature film production company with a focus on debut films. Their passions are fiction and documentary films with cultural and social-political subjects. Thereby the spectrum ranges from cinema documentary features like BEHIND CLOSED DOORS which won the prestigious Filmprize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2017 to debut fiction features like SNOWBLIND from director Arto Sebastian which had its successful cinema release in 2018 or YOU TELL ME (2019) from director Michael Fetter Nathansky as well as more recently award winning ALASKA by Max Gleschinski (2023).