By Dominique CHILA, Samer NAJARI


Drama - Completed 2013

Ali returns to Arwad in Syria after the death of his mother. One night, Ali mysteriously drowns at sea. Both his wife and mistress struggle: accident or suicide? Ali’s identity crisis as an immigrant only makes the quest more complex. Moving drama about loss, escape and exile.

& Awards

FNC - Montréal 2013
International Competition
Rotterdam IFFR 2014
Hivos Tiger Competition
Sopot International Film Festival 2014
Durban International Film Festival 2014
Woodstock Film Festival 2014
Jury's Honorable Mention Best Narrative Feature
Journée Cinématographique de Carthage 2014
Official Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dominique CHILA, Samer NAJARI
    • Writer(s)
    • Dominique CHILA, Samer NAJARI
    • Producer(s)
    • Galilé MARION GAUVIN (Unité centrale)
    • Synopsis
    • A deep feeling of nostalgia takes hold of Ali following his mother’s death, causing him to slowly drift away from family life.Although Gabrielle senses her husband’s distress, she fails to console him. In an attempt to reconnect with his roots, Ali travels to Arwad, an island located off the Syrian coast.
      Leaving Montreal and his family behind, he is accompanied by Marie, his mistress, who is discovering the island for the first time. After an unexpected turn of events, the confrontation
      between Gabrielle and Marie will become inevitable.