WARNING: movie contains adult themes & course language.
As one of Beirut’s most promising and prolific painters, Majzoub’s political artworks and agitated self-portraits, with their disquieting blend of aggression and delicacy fill galleries for a steady succession of shows throughout the Eastern and Western World over the next fifteen years.
Majzoub’s addiction to whiskey however sets him on a self-destructive path. What follows is an emotionally charged process of documenting his battle with alcoholism, depicting his wins and battles over three personal visual diaries titled ‘Sober Days’(2010), ‘Drinking from a Broken Glass’(2012), ‘Marseille, Amman, Beirut’(2013).
The repetition of his thoughts and fears drawn in ink and smeared with coffee are often carved into the paper again and again, until the page is covered with incantations along with scribbled, frenzied scrawls of his emaciated body, and traces of thought spilling from the sub-conscious that in a sane world should never see the light of day.
It not only acts as self-therapy but as a tonic for the imagination.