The Day I Lost My Shadow

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    The Day I Lost My Shadow

    Yom Adaatou Zouli

    Directed by

    Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar

    2018

    94 min

    • Arabic

    Drama

    Syria, 2012. During the coldest winter the country has witnessed, all Sana dreams of is cooking gas to prepare a meal for her son. She takes a day off from her job to search for a gas cylinder and suddenly finds herself stuck in the besieged area. It is then that she discovers that people lose their shadows during the war.

    Awards

    • Lion of the Future - Venice IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Sawsan Arsheed
    Reham Al Kassar
    Samer Ismael
    Oweiss Moukhallalati
    Ahmad Morhaf Al Ali
    Screenplay
    Soudade Kaadan
    Cinematography
    Eric Devin
    Editing
    Pierre Deschamps
    Soudade Kaadan
    Music
    Kinan Azmeh
    Sales
    STRAY DOGS
    Production
    KAF PRODUCTION

    Press

    https://variety.com/2018/film/reviews/the-day-i-lost-my-shadow-review-1202933670/

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Soudade Kaadan

    Soudade Kaadan

    Syria

    I know how art can heal. I can’t change what is happening in Syria but at least with the film’s experience we might help.

    Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNICEF and BBC Media action. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards. Her first feature fiction film THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW was awarded The Lion of the Future award at the Venice International Film Festival 2018. Her recent short film AZIZA won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019. Currently, she is working on her second feature film NEZOUH selected and awarded at Atelier de Cannes 2019.

    Selected Filmography