Syria, Lebanon | 2019 | DCP | Color | 13 min | Soudade Kaadan
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES 5 | 13:00 HRS | 111 min
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN – FORO UC | 16:00 HRS | 111 min
Director: Soudade Kaadan
Screenplay: Soudade Kaadan, May Hayek
Producer: Soudade Kaadan
Cinematography: Elsy Hajjar
Editing: Soudade Kaadan
Sound: Elia El Haddad
Production Company: KAF Production
Cast: Caress Bashar, Abdel Moneim Amayri
Ayman, Syrian refugee in Lebanon, is teaching his wife how to drive his car, the only thing left for him from his country. The lesson takes a wrong turn into madness and nostalgia.
Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and filmmaking in Saint Joseph University (IESAV) Lebanon.
Her films have screened at several venues both national and abroad and have received several international awards. Her first feature film of fiction The Day I Lost My Shadow was awarded The Lion of the Future prize for best debut film in the Venice Film Festival 2018, and the Jury Prize for Directing at the LA Film Festival and has been screened in several festivals: TIFF, BFI, Busan and IFFR. Her recent short film Aziza won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019.
Sundance –Grand Jury Prize, 2019 USA
Olhar de Cinema –Best Short Film Festival, Brazil
Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
Denver International Film Festival, USA
Dokufest Film Festival, Kosovo