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Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

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Abbas Fahdel

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Abbas Fahdel
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michelle Wehbe Michelle Wehbe ... Yara (as Micha Wehbe)
Elias Freifer Elias Freifer ... Elias
Mary Alkady Mary Alkady ... Mary
Elias Alkady Elias Alkady
Charbel Alkady Charbel Alkady
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Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

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Country:

Lebanon | Iraq | France

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

10 January 2019 (Brazil) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lebanon

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Stalker Production ( See more »
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Dolby SR (5.1 Surround Sound)

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Color

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16 : 9
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The lost innocence of cinema
22 October 2018 | by lupinoidaSee all my reviews

In this new film by the French-Iraqi filmmaker Abbas Fahdel, we are faced with a radically simple approach, a story devoid of ornaments, built with the minimum necessary resources, where shines, for example, the austerity of the place and a narration based on very few camera movements, using medium and general shots to always keep the body of nature present. There is something very beautiful in the way the film finds a certain innocence lost in our approach to cinema, far from technical perfectionism and strict rules of the scenario, without forgetting to leave notes on the socio-political context and the influence exercised by religion. Continuing a heritage that goes back to Flaherty, Abbas Fahdel integrates documentary and fiction in the same layer, and moves between the appeal of Kiarostami's cinema and Bresson's cinematograph, and refines both styles to obtain a different one, very personal.


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