Les Chenilles

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Won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlinale and has been nominated for Best Short Film at the European Film Awards
Nominated for Best Narrative Short at the prestigious César Awards, 2024
Co-director Michelle Keserwany previously co-wrote the Academy Award nominee CAPERNAUM alongside director Nadine Labaki
Co-directors Noel and Michelle Keserwany are also prominent activists and musicians in Lebanon
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2023/ France, Lebanon30 min/ Short, Drama
Asma and Sarah — two women originally from the Levant — find themselves working in the same restaurant in the city of Lyon, France. Both bear the weight of a home they were forced to leave behind.
Initially wary of each other, they gradually discover a common thread that binds them — one that dates back to when the Silk Road connected Lyon to their home countries.
In the midst of forced migrations, can they move past their animosity to find solace in each other?
Masa Zaher
Noel Keserwany


Screenwriter: Michelle Keserwany
DOP: Karim Ghorayeb
Editor: Konstantin Bock

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Production Company(ies)
Dewberries Film, La Biennale de Lyon

Marine Vaillant

film festivals
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
Format Court, France
Lichter Filmfest, Germany
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Golden Harvest Film Festival, Taiwan
Diaspora Film Festival, South Korea
​​Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Germany
​Champs-Élysées Film Festival, France
Golden Ger International Film Festival, Mongolia
​SAFAR Film Festival, UK
Tetova International Film Festival, Republic of Macedonia
​​European Film Festival Palić, Serbia
​FIRST International Film Festival, China
Dokufest ​International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
​Kinemastik International Short Film Festival, Malta
​International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India
​Concorto Film Festival, Italy
​der NEUE HEIMAT Film, Germany
​​Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece​
Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, France
The Arab Film Festival, USA
​Festival War on Screen, France
Tirana International Film Festival, Albania
​Job Film Days, Italy
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland
​Sedicicorto International Film Festival, Italy
Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden
​Filmfest Sundsvall, Sweden
Le Cri du Court, France
Festival of Tolerance, Croatia
film awards
Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival
Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival
Audience Award at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival
Jury Special Mention at the Kinemastik International Short Film Festival
Best Short Film Award at the Arab Film Festival, USA
“The film’s narrative thrust — a tactile tale of a burgeoning female friendship and personal trauma — is entwined with a more abstract but striking meditation on historical exploitation and its echoes into the contemporary day.”
Ben Nicholson - The Film Verdict