The San Diego Arab Film Festival is a project of KARAMA

Heaven Without People

Director: Lucien Bourjelly

Country: Lebanon

Year: 2017

Duration: 91 Minutes

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

Awards:

Best Ensemble Cast, Best Actor, Special Jury Prize Best Film, Festival Des Cinemas Arabes A Paris, 2018

Global Vision Award, Global Landscapes Competition, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2018

Grand Prix Best Film, Festival Du Film Arabe De Pameck

Arabian Sights Jury Award Best Film, Washington DC FilmFest 2018

Muhr Special Jury Prize, Feature, DDubai International Film Festival, 2017

 

Set in Lebanon, Josephine, the matriarch of a sprawling family is delighted to gather everyone for Easter lunch for the first time in two years.  While they all share a joyful meal, an incident ignites underlying tensions between the family members.  Older and younger generations clash as each of the family members confront their own political and moral hypocrisies and slowly unravel the ties that bind.

 

 

 

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