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THE RIVER

by Ghassan Salhab

synopsis

It's autumn. A man and a woman are about to leave a restaurant situated in the heart of the Lebanese mountains. They are suprised by fighter planes screaming past at low altitude. In the distance, war seems to be breaking out once more. Losing sight of the woman, the man starts looking for her. He finds her on the other side of the mountain. Together they sink deeper into nature, which becomes increasingly spectral, just like the slender thread that ties them to each other.

international title: The River
original title: Al Naher
country: Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Ghassan Salhab
film run: 101'
screenplay: Ghassan Salhab
cast: Ali Suliman, Yumna Marwan
cinematography by: Bassem Fayad
film editing: Michèle Tyan
art director: Hussein Baydoun
music: Sharif Sehnaoui
producer: Tania El Khoury
production: Survivance, unafilm, Khamsin Films (LB), The Postoffice (LB)
distributor: Les Films du Losange
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