A Watsch Films Company

All This Victory

A film by Ahmad Ghossein

Drama, Documentary, Dramatic Comedy, 2019

Lebanon, July 2006. War is raging between Hezbollah and Israel. During a 24h ceasefire, Marwan heads out in search of his father who refused to leave his Southern village and leaves his wife Rana preparing alone their immigration to Canada. Marwan finds no traces of his father and the ceasefire is quickly broken, forcing him to take shelter in Najib’s house, his father’s friend. Marwan finds himself trapped under the rain of bombs with Najib and a group of elders, friends of his father. Tension rises inside and outside of the house. Suddenly, a group of Israeli soldiers enter the first floor. The next three days sees the situation spiral out of control.

Written and directed by Ahmad Ghossein
Co-writers Abla Khoury & Syllas Tzoumerkas
Producers Georges Schoucair & Myriam Sassine (Abbout Productions)
Co-producers Antoine Khalife (Sunnyland FIlm as a member of ART Group), Marie-Pierre Macia & Claire Gadéa (MPM Film)
Director of Photography Shadi Chaaban
Editor Yannis Chalkiadakis
Music Khyam Allami
Production Sound Mixer Cedric Kayem
Sound Designer Rana Eid
Art Director Hussein Baydoun
Wardrobe Stylist Charlotte Hachem
First Assistant Director Wael Deeb
Line Producers Abla Khoury & Lara Karam Chekerdjian (Ginger Beirut Productions)
With the support of The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Visions Sud Est with the support of the SDC (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), Fonds Image de la Francophone (OIF), Doha Film Institute,  Recipient of Work In Progress Award – Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 
Production Supervisors Christian Eid & Jessica Khoury
Cast Karam Ghossein, Adel Chahine, Boutros Rouhana, Issam Bou Khaled, Sahar Minkara Karame, Flavia Juska Bechara

Festivals & Awards

Venice Film Festival (Critics’ Week) – Critics’ Week Award, Audience Award, International Award for the Best Technical Contribution, Medfilm Festival Rome – Artistic Expression Award, Cairo International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam.