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Chaque jour est une fête (2009)

It's Independence Day in Lebanon: three women who've never met before are on the same bus heading to visit a prison situated in a remote area of the country. Traveling through an arid ... See full summary »

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Hala
Manal Khader ...
Lina
Raia Haidar ...
Tamara
Fadi Abi Samra ...
Pick-up driver
Berj Fazlian ...
Bus driver (as Berge Fazelian)
Nabil Abou Mrad ...
Old man in hearse
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Hisham
Sirvart Fazlian ...
Jamila (as Sirvart Fazelian)
Aïda Younes ...
Woman in bus
Yasmina Breidy ...
Woman in bus
Nakiiah Chahoud ...
Woman in bus
Sarah Mrad ...
Woman in bus (as Sabah Mrad)
Yvette Azmar ...
Woman in bus
Claude Ziade ...
Woman in bus
Amale Ziade ...
Woman in bus
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It's Independence Day in Lebanon: three women who've never met before are on the same bus heading to visit a prison situated in a remote area of the country. Traveling through an arid landscape littered with mines and decapitated dreams, the journey transforms into the women's quest for their own independence. Written by Anonymous

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Three women's lives converge on a bus heading to a men's prison, through the Lebanese desert.
1 April 2010 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Three women's lives converge on a bus heading to a men's prison, through the Lebanese desert. The women have each come to this place because of their men, but for very different reasons.

A random, shattering event propels them out into this terrible place alone, with only each other to rely on. A deadly world of hot sun, distant artillery fire, and mute packs of refugees, always leaving.

In her first feature film, Dima El-Horr composes scenes of acute intimacy against an epic vision of desolation, punctuated with sequences of hyper-realistic symbolism. Hiam Abbass, Manal Khader and Raïa Haïdar are each fascinating to watch, and deeply eloquent as they inhabit three unforgettable characters.


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