Content Karim, mid-fourties, lives in France since his early teenage years. For the first time in many years he returns to Lebanon to transfer his father remains, who died during the war, from Beirut to his home village.
Jury Statement We ultimately chose the winner for its poetic, truthful and unsentimental portrait of an exile's return home to deal with his father's death 20 years earlier. The director, Carlos Chahine, portrays the absurdities and contradictions of how we deal with grief through humor, freshness and subtlety. (Jury Statement Tribeca International Film Festival)
Product Details Carlos Chahine, Lebanon/France, 2008, 25 min, Arabic/French Subtitles: English synopsis, credits, director’s biography PAL, region free
Awards Best Shortfilm, Tribeca International Film Festival Golden Muhr Award for the best Arab Short Film, Dubai International Film Festival Cinecin'court Award, Mediterranean Film Festival Montpellier Special Mention, Award of the Young Audience, Rencontres cinématographiques de Dignes les Bains Nominated for the 'Jean Vigo' Prize 2009 Best Short Film, Saint Paul Les Trois Chateaux Best Short Film, International Euro Arab Film Festival AMAL Best Traditional Short Film, Open Cinema Sankt Petersburg
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