A Watsch Films Company

Ladder To

A film by Mohamad Malas

Drama, 2017

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.
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
Cast Najla el Wazza, Bilal Martini, Gianna Aanid, Mohamad Zarzour, Ziad Kalsoum, Naouar Yussef, Roula Falhout, Lara Saade, Izzat Abou Jabal, Mustafa el Mustafa, Rana Malas, Hussein Al Shazli, Hussein Mariitak
Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival), Malmo Arab Film Festival – Best Director of Photography Award: Joud Gourani, London Film Festival, Cinemed, Belgrade Film Festival, FIFOG – Critics Award.