EL CEDRO DE SALIM

SALIM'S CEDAR

By Nael GHARZEDDINE

DIÁSPORA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Development 2021

Salim clings to his traditions until he discovers that the only place where tradition has not changed is in his head.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, Comedy
    • Countries
    • MEXICO, LEBANON
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nael GHARZEDDINE
    • Writer(s)
    • Nael GHARZEDDINE
    • Producer(s)
    • Ivan LOWENBERG (DIÁSPORA FILMS), Nael GHARZEDDINE (DIÁSPORA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Salim is a Lebanese who immigrated to Mexico together with his wife Hanan 40 years ago. There they had their children who grew up feeling mostly Mexican, less Lebanese. But the pride and confidence that Salim feels for his family is quartered when his son announces he will marry a Mexican mestizo. Salim is suddenly worried about what his relatives might think in his Lebanese hometown. Assuming himself as a liberal and leftist, he finds his reaction contradicting with his own beliefs: should he oppose his son's marriage to please the society he abandoned decades ago, or approve the marriage and pay for it with shame and social repulsion?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 02, 2019
    • End of shooting
    • Oct 19, 2019