Feature, Drama | 100 min | Lebanon, Iraq
Director : Abbas Fahdel
Cast : Michelle Where, Elias Freifer, Mary Alkady
Young Yara lives with her grandmother in a valley in northern Lebanon, where most of the inhabitants have either died or moved abroad. One day Elias, a young hiker, passes by the two women’s farm. With him, Yara will experience the joys and pains of first love.
About the Director:
Born in Babylon, Iraq, in 1959, and studied filmmaking in France. He returned to his home country in 2002 to make his first documentary, BACK TO BABYLON, followed by WE IRAQIS in 2004. He directed his first fiction film, DAWN OF THE WORLD, in 2008, before returning to the documentary form with HOMELAND IRAQ YEAR ZERO(2015), which won the Grand Prix in Nyon and the Doc Alliance Selection Award in Locarno.