Ladder To Damascus
by Mohamad Malas
Drama, 2017 , 1h 35min

Ghalia is inhabited by the soul of Zeina, a girl who drowned the day she was born. Haunted by Zeina's past life, Ghalia travels to Damascus to study acting and understand her present condition. She meets Fouad an aspiring filmmaker who becomes fascinated by Ghalia's duality. He takes her under his wing and helps her find a place to live in a Damascene house, now converted into a dorm inhabited by young Syrians from different regions. Within the confines of the house and its ancient courtyard, Fouad's love for Ghalia and Zeina blossoms while the tumultuous events in Syria start unfolding in the streets around them gradually encroaches on their idyllic isolation.

Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival)

Malmo Arab Film Festival - Best Director of Photography Award: Joud Gourani

London Film Festival


Belgrade Film Festival

FIFOG - Critics Award 

Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
Screenwriter Mohamad Malas, Samer Mohamed Ismail
Cinematography Joude Gorani
Editor Ayhan Ergursel
Sound Rana Eid
Music Composer Charbel Haber, Toufic Farroukh