After a great reception in Cannes during its Critics Week screening, Tramontane has been awarded the 22nd Rail D'Or Award, a prize that has been presented for several years by the French railway workers for their favorite film in the Critic's Week.
Furthermore, Tramontane was also awarded the Visiteurs du Soir Audience Award by the Cinema de Valbonne.
Tramontane directed by Vatche Boulghourjian is the story of Rabih, a young blind man, who lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card 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 him minor clues about his identity. He encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.