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Director: Mira Shaib
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In Lebanon, thousands of bodies went missing in the civil war and many have not been found yet. The character of Hanna is just one of many, and her journey is snippets of reality that many still live. The story is about hope, optimism and remembrance.
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2017/ Lebanon - Germany24 min/ Drama
Hanna, a 34 years old woman, comes back to Lebanon from Germany where she lived with an abusive husband for 12 years. She is back to be next to her dying mother. Hanna goes on a journey for all of the Lebanon calendar’s four seasons, to look for her twin brother Firas who got kidnapped in the Lebanese civil war. Her father fights her, no one helps her and the whole time she is fighting to overcome her depression. Devastated by the loss, Hanna continues her search after her mother passes away.
Wafa'a Celine Halawi
Faek Homaissi
Aida Sabra
Aliya Khalidi
Julian Farhat
Screenwriter: Mira Shaib
Sam Shaib
DOP: Anne Bolick
Editor: Natalie Hamade
Production Company(ies)
Fourth Wall Production-Jordan
Robert Bosch Stiftung
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Aya Nabulsi
film festivals
film festivals World Premiere at the Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF), Egypt