Tramontane
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Showings
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3Wed, Sep 27 7:00 PM SEE LEFT
 
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Drama
Culture & Society
Disability
Release Year:2016
Runtime:105 min
Awards:Cannes Film Festival, Official Selection, 2016
Munich International Film Festival, Official Selection, 2016
BFI London International Film Festival, Official Selection, 2016
Country:Lebanon
France
Language:Arabic
w/ English subtitles
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpJ0JFHEEgs&t=16s
Cast/Crew
Director:Vatche Boulghourjian
Producer:Caroline Oliveira
Georges Schoucair
Screenwriter:Vatche Boulghourjian
Editor:Nadia Ben Rachid
Composer:Cynthia Zaven
Principal Cast:Barakat Jabbour
Julia Kassar
Toufic Barakat
Filmography:The Fifth Column (2010)
Description

Opening Night Film

Screening at the Walker Art Center. To purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

Rabih (Barakat Jabbour), a young blind man, lives a quiet life in a small village in Lebanon where he sings in a choir and edits Braille documents. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. Traveling across the countryside in search of a record of his birth, he meets people on the fringes of society who tell their own stories and offer him minor clues about his true identity. In trying to sort out who he is, Rabih finds it increasingly difficult to reconcile his personal experience, legal status, and family roots. His story mirrors the complex and conflicted situation of Lebanon itself, a nation often incapable of telling its own narrative.


Director’s Biography

Vatche Boulghourjian is a Lebanese filmmaker. He holds an MFA from New York University’s Graduate Film Program where he was a departmental fellow. Before attending NYU, Boulghourjian worked throughout the Middle East on documentaries for television while also making independent shorts, experimental films, and documentaries. Fifth Column (2010), his thesis film, and Tramontane, his first feature film, both premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.


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