Tramontane awarded the Arte Prize at Thessaloniki

Tramontane written and directed by Vatche Boulghourjian has been awarded the Arte International Prize at the Crossroads Co-Production Forum of the 2014 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

Tramontane tells the story of Rabih, a young blind man who 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.

Tramontane is currently in pre-production aiming for a 2015 shoot