The Anger

Director: Marie Surae
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Participated in Marche’ Du Film at the Cannes Film Festival and showcased at Industry at Tallinn’s Works in Progress
Director Maria Ivanova Z. previously won a Special Award from the UNHCR in Russia and the main Critics' Choice Award at the Stalker International Film Festival for her 2017 documentary Fleeing the War
Stars the French-Lebanese actress Manal Issa, who is known for award-winning and critically acclaimed films, including Nocturama and My Favorite Fabric
Explores the essence of the relationship between East and West
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2021/ Lebanon - Germany124 min/ Drama
Original Title
Al Ghadab
In post-war Lebanon, Ida — a young Lebanese girl — flees her small village and her alcoholic mother and goes to the big city. There, she starts dating a European man, not knowing what is in store for her.
Manal Issa
Aurélien Chaussade
Julia Kassar
Houssam Sabbah


Screenwriters: Marie Surae and Olga Artemyeva
DOP: Tommaso Fiorilli AFC, SBC
Editor: Vessela Martschewski

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Production Company(ies)
Scoop Production

Maria Ivanova Z.

film festivals
JCC Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
Yasmine Hammamet International Film Festival, Tunisia
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
San Diego Arab Film Festival, US
Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, Tatarstan
Lebanese Independent Film Festival, Lebanon
Dublin International Short Film, and Music Festival, Ireland
film awards
The Best Director of Photography for Tommaso Fiorilli, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
Best Film from the Cinema Critics Association, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
Best International Feature Fiction Award, Lebanese Independent Film Festival