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Stars Stephanie Atala, which was selected as one of Screen International’s Arab Stars of Tomorrow in 2020.
Farah Poster
2020/ Lebanon119 min/ Psychological Thriller, Drama
When pre-med student, Lina, starts experiencing severe recurring nightmares, her life begins to crumble and she is then sent home to Beirut, Lebanon. She is prescribed the controversial antidepressant ‘Xapa’ - also known in its illegal form as ‘Joy’ - to help her recover.
However, as Lina’s alarming nightmares continue to worsen and a link between them and her birth mother, Farah, becomes clear, she sets out on a quest to uncover a web of family secrets which will lead her to a shattering ultimate truth.
Stephanie Atala
Majdi Machmouchi
Hassiba Freiha
Youssef Boulos
Screenwriter: Hassiba Freiha
DOP: Elias Trad
Editor: Marcus D'Arcy
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Production Company(ies)
Intuitive Features
Knockout Productions
Gabriel Shipton
Reine Issa