LA VALLÉE DES LARMES

THE VALLEY OF TEARS

By Maryanne ZEHIL

MIA PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2012

While Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir tells the story of Israeli soldiers haunted by their ambiguous role in the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Sabra and Shatila, The Valley of Tears narrates the conflicting desires and the psychological wounds of a Palestinian family who survived the killings.

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Cairo IFF 2012
Human rights Feature Film Int'l Comp.
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • CANADA
    • Languages
    • FRENCH-CANADIAN, ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 95 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Maryanne ZEHIL
    • Writer(s)
    • Maryanne ZEHIL
    • Producer(s)
    • Maryanne ZEHIL (Mia productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Marie (Nathalie COUPAL), a Montreal publisher specializing in memoirs by war survivors, receives an anonymous document, the condensed story of Ali, a young Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Intrigued, Marie begins a search for the author’s identity. She enlists the help of Joseph (Joseph ANTAKI), a Lebanese man who is painting her office. A strange relationship develops between the pair, who are from very different backgrounds. Then Joseph suddenly disappears. Torn apart by her difficult mission, Marie starts a journey into the past. In a small Lebanese village, in the heart of a bloodstained culture whose unspoken issues are infinitely enigmatic, Marie will eventually find the key to every mystery.
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