2018 M 126 mins
director: Nadine Labaki

"It's harsh and abrasive, and sometimes difficult...but Labaki has layered the film with just enough moments of kindness to break your heart."  

Kevin Maher - Times (UK)

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Distributor:  Madman Entertainment

This film will begin at 6.55pm in Cinema 1 and at 7.05pm in Cinema 2

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Zain Al Rafeea - Zain

Yordanos Shiferaw - Rahil

Boluwatife Treasure Bankole - Yonas

Kawsar Al Haddad - Souad  (the mother)

Fadi Yousef - Selim (the father)

Haita 'Cedra' Izzam - Sahar (the sister)

Alaa Chouchnieh - Aspro

Nadine Labaki - Nadine

Elias Khoury - the Judge

Nour El Husseini - Assaad


Director - Nadine Labaki
Screenplay - Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar
Producer - Khaled Mouzanar
Co-producer - Pierre Sarraf
Executive Producers - Candice Abala-Mikati et al.
Music - Khaled Mouzanar
Cinematography - Christopher Aoun
Film Editing - Konstantin Bock, Laure Gardette
Casting - Jennifer Haddadd
Production design and Art direction - Hussein Baydoun
Costume design - Zaina Saab de Melero

Filmed on location in Beirut, Lebanon and Roumieh Prison, Roumieh, Lebanon

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/Nadine Labaki


born in 1974 Beirut, Lebanon

"I wanted to talk about the system, which in my view isn't working very well. In my research work I also thought that we could think about some alternative system to the issues of mis-treated children, immigrants, migrant workers, modern slavery, the idea of borders, a piece of paper which determines your entire life and gives you a real existence and a status - all these things that I address in the film. Without papers, people are totally excluded from the system and that's the problem with all the people in the film. "

Nadine Labaki