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Tramontane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title in English:  Tramontane

Director:  Vatche Boulghourjian

Country:  Lebanon/France/Qatar/ UAE

Year:  2016

Duration:  105 min.

Language:  Arabic with English Subtitles

Awards:  Grand Golden Rail, Cannes, 2016; Grand Prix, ZINEBI First Film Award, Bilbao International Festival, 2016; Muhr Award, Best Actress, Dubai International Film Festival, 2016

 

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

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