A Watsch Films Company

The Valley

A film by by Ghassan Salhab

Drama, 2015

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.
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.

Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair), Les Films d’Ici (Serge Lalou), Una Film (Titus Kryenberg)
Screenwriter Ghassan Salhab
Cinematography Bassem Fayad
Editor Michele Tyan
Sound Lama Sawaya & Rana Eid
Music Composer Cynthia Zaven, Sharif Sehnaoui
Cast Carol Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Mounzer Baalbaki, Carlos Chahine, Aouni Kawas, Yumna Marwan, Rodrigue Sleiman

Festivals & Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Carthage Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival – Best Arab Director, Fribourg lnternational Film Festival – FIPRESCI Jury Award.