Tramontane / Rabih
by Vatche Boulghourjian
Drama, 2015 , 1h 45min
France/Lebanon/Qatar/United Arab Emirates

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.

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Film Festival (Critics' Week) - Rail D'Or Award

Dubai Film Festival - Best Actress Award - Julia Kassar

Munich International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Festival du Film Francophone d'Angoulême

Festival International du film Francophone de Namur

BFI London International Film Festival

Les Arcs International Film Festival

Göteborg Film Festival

IFFR in Groningen

Pula Film Festival - Special Mention

Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair), Caroline Oliveira
Co-Producers Le Petit Bureau (Gabrielle Dumon)
Screenwriter Vatche Boulghourjian
Cinematography Jimmy Lee Phelan
Editor Nadia Ben Rachid
Sound Rana Eid
Music Composer Cynthia Zaven
Art Director Nadine Ghanem