SYNOPSIS

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

FILM DETAILS

2016 – 1h45 – Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates – Arabic

Cast:
Barakat Jabbour
Julia Kassar (A Perfect Day)
Toufic Barakat

CRITIC’S WEEK – Cannes, France – 2016
MUNICH FILM FESTIVAL – Munich, Germany – 2016
KARLOVY VARY FILM FESTIVAL – Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic – 2016
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – London, United Kingdom – 2016
VALLADOLID INT’L FILM FESTIVAL – Valladolid, Spain – 2016
MOSTRA INT’L DE SAO PAULO – Sao Paulo, Brazil – 2016
THESSALONIKI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL – Thessaloniki, Greece – 2016
GOA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL – Goa, India – 2016
DUBAI FILM FESTIVAL – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 2016
INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM– Rotterdam, The Netherlands – 2017
GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL – Göteborg, Sweden – 2017

Jury Special Mention, PULA FILM FESTIVAL
Prix Découverte, NAMUR FILM FESTIVAL
Best Film, BRATISLAVA FILM FESTIVAL
Best Actress, DUBAI FILM FESTIVAL

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