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Director: Jihane Chouaib
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The film received Dubai Post Production Fund (Enjaaz).
The film stars the award-winning Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, who starred alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in Body of Lies, becoming the first Iranian actress to take part in a Hollywood production since 1979.
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2016/ France - Switzerland - Belgium - Lebanon98 min/ Drama
Original Title
Rawhy
SYNOPSIS
When Nada comes back to her homeland, Lebanon she finds her home turned into an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. During her journey searching for her identity, more secrets and myths were revealed.
CAST
Golshifeh Farahni
Maximilien Seweryn
Julia Kassar
Mireille Maalouf
CREW
Screenwriter: Jihane Chouaib
Editor: Ludo Troch
DOP: Tommaso Fiorilli
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Production Company(ies)
Paraiso Production Diffusion
Producer(s)
Nathalie Trafford
film festivals
film festivals World premiere at the Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
film festivals Munich International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Lebanese Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Panorama of the European Film, Egypt
film festivals Silk Road International Film Festival,Ireland
film festivals Arab Film Festival (Twin Cities), USA
film festivals Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Quotes
“Chouaib and Farahani impressively manage to draw the viewer in, with the specter of death and a thick air of secrecy hanging heavy over the proceedings from the first frame.” The Hollywood Reporter - Boyd van Hoeij

“This trilingual yet not especially talky debut [of Jihane Chouaib] ... seeks profundity in introspective silences.” Variety - Peter Debruge

“A film that is a perfect merger of visual and narrative storytelling, Chouaib’s mature use of the camera and the mise-en-scene form the perfect, yet at times melancholic ode to home and identity.” An-Nahar - Alan Mehanna