Habib Azar directed his first episode of As The World Turns at age 22, and has since directed over 100 episodes of the drama series, winning him a daytime emmy, as well as helming a handfull of plays and composing the music for a couple of operas. His feature directorial debut Armless will premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the NEXT category, a new section composed of eight American films selected for their innovative and original work in low- and no-budget filmmaking.
Based on the award-winning play of the same name by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow, Armless is an off-kilter comedy about a woman who must comes to terms with her husband’s strange secret, John wants to have his arms chopped off. Sundance calls the film “a deliciously twisted romp of comedic drama filled with mistaken identities, missed chances, and revealing consequences.” After the jump you can see photos, a trailer, and the official plot synopsis.
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