Through the stories of Assaad Shaftari, a former high-ranking leader in a Christian militia who was responsible for many killings during the Lebanese civil war, and Maryam Saiidi, the mother of a young kidnapped fighter, the film looks closely at war wounds and asks if redemption and forgiveness are possible.
Original dialogue: Arabic, French, English
Subtitles: Arabic, English
Directed by: Eliane Raheb
Running time: 128 min
Awards & Screenings:
World Premiere – San Sebastian FF 2012
Best Documentary Award – London Birds Eye View Festival 2013
Critics’ choice for best film – Ismailia FF 2013
Friday 6 December, 6.30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial (followed by talk with the director)
Saturday 7 December, 3.30pm at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine.