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The Tower

A film by Mats Grorud
The Tower is a deeply emotional fiction based on true stories of Palestinian refugees living in camps in Lebanon, inspired by real-life interviews with Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
The film won two awards at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.
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2018/ France, Sweden, Norway
79 min/ Drama
Beirut, Lebanon, Today. Wardi, an eleven-year-old Palestinian girl, lives with her whole family in the refugee camp where she was born. Her beloved great-grandfather Sidi was one of the first people to settle in the camp after being chased from his home back in 1948. The day Sidi gives her the key to his old house back in Galilee, she fears he may have lost hope of someday going home. As she searches for Sidi’s lost hope around the camp, she will collect her family’s testimonies, from one generation to the next.
Romina AdlKasravi
Mohamed Bakri
Najila Said
Morad Hassan.
Production Company(ies)
Les Contes modernes
Cinenic Film
Frode Søbstad
Annecy International Animation Film Festival, France
Metropolis Youth Film Festival, Lebanon
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
London Palestine Film Festival, UK
Palestine Cinema Days, Plalestine
Annecy International Animated Film, France
Arab Film Festival in Famac, France
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland
European Film Festival in Ishbilia, Lebanon
Cairo Cinema Days, Egypt
Liv Ullmann Peace Prize and the Professional Jury: 2nd Prize for Best Animated Feature Film at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA

The Hollywood Reporter – Jordan Mintzer

“The Tower is filled with moments of bittersweet humor and shreds of hope…” - Jordan Mintzer (The Hollywood Reporter)