Heliogabalus

Valentin Noujaïm  |  AFAC Documentary Program  |  2021  |  Lebanon
Producer: Edyta Janczak-Hiriart
On a riverbank, two young Arab men discover a broken statue of the bygone Roman Emperor Heliogabalus. An epic odyssey begins, retracing his story starting with his birth in Syria of a lineage of mesmerizing Syrian queens. “Heliogabalus” tells the story of this controversial historical figure who revolutionized the Roman Empire.