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The Valley

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Synopsis

Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted path. Further down the road, he encounters people with engine trouble and helps them get their car running again.  They are reluctant to leave him stranded, so they take him home to their large estate in the Bekaa valley, a place where production is not only agricultural, and a place he may never leave again....

Cast

Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Mounzer Baalbaki, Carlos Chahine, Yumna Marwan, Aouni Kawas, Rodrigue Sleiman, Ahmad Ghossein

Awards

Best Arab Director
Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

FIPRESCI Jury Award
Fribourg lnternational Film Festival 2015

Technical Sheet

GENRE:

Drama

YEAR:

2014

COUNTRY:

Lebanon / France / Germany / Qatar / United Arab Emirates

PRODUCERS:
Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
Les Films d'Ici (Serge Lalou)
Una Film (Titus Kryenberg)

SCREENWRITER:
Ghassan Salhab

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Bassem Fayad

SOUND DESIGN:
Lama Sawaya
Rana Eid

EDITOR:
Michele Tyan

With the support of Doha Film Institute, AFAC, Global Film Initiative, Visions Sud-Est, World Cinema Fund, Le Fond Francophone de Production Audiovisuelle du Sud, Aide aux Cinemas du Monde du CNC, Sanad the Post Production Fund of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

 

 

Festivals:

Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Abu Dhabi Film Festival
Carthage Film Festival 2014
2014 Dubai International Film Festival
Berlinale Forum 2015
Fribourg International Film Festival 2015
La Rochelle International Film Festival 2015
Seattle International Film Festival 2015
MoMA
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2015

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