Samouni Road

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Samouni Road

Directed by Stefano Savona

  • France, Italy 2018; 126 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary, Animation
    • Œil d’or Prize for Best Documentary - Festival de Cannes
    • Special Award the New Waves - Sevilla IFF

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.

Production

  • PICOFILMS

     

  • DUGONG FILMS

     

  • ALTER EGO PRODUCTION

     

  • ARTE FRANCE CINEMA

     

International Sales

  • DOC & FILM INTERNATIONAL