SAMOUNI ROAD

By Stefano SAVONA

DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL - as SALES

Documentary - Completed 2018

"This film is different in its narrow focus on a single family, adding a strong, natural emotional angle, and in its superb integration of animation." (The Hollywood Reporter)

Festivals
& Awards

Directors' Fortnight 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Animation
    • Countries
    • FRANCE, ITALY
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 126 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stefano SAVONA
    • Producer(s)
    • Penelope BORTOLUZZI (Picofilms)
    • 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.