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SAMOUNI ROAD

by Stefano Savona

synopsis

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the last war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and their cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, "Samouni Road" conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

international title: Samouni Road
original title: La strada dei Samouni
country: Italy, France
sales agent: Doc & Film International
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Stefano Savona
film run: 128'
release date: IT 8/10/2018, FR 7/11/2018
screenplay: Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi
cinematography by: Stefano Savona
film editing: Luc Forveille
art director: Simone Massi
music: Giulia Tagliavia
producer: Penelope Bortoluzzi, Marco Alessi, Cécile Lestrade
production: Dugong Films, Picofilms, Alter Ego Production, RAI Cinema, ARTE France Cinéma
backing: ARTE France Unité Société et Culture (FR), Eurimages, CNC (FR), MiBACT (IT), Ciclic (FR), Regione Marche (IT), Île de France (FR), Cineteca di Bologna (IT), Trentino Film Commission (IT), Regione Lazio (IT), Luca Rossi per Produttori Associati (IT), Fondazione Piano Terra Onlus (IT)
distributor: Jour2fête, Cinemateca di Bologna