The Journey

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The Journey (Al Rahal)

Directed by Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji

  • Iraq, United Kingdom, France, Qatar, Netherlands 2017; 82 min
  • Original version: Arabic, English
  • Genre: Drama

  • Toronto IFF

Synopsis

Sara enters Baghdad station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, her plans are drastically altered by an unwanted and awkward encounter with Salam, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman. With Salam now hostage to Sara’s confused and deluded plan, he battles desperately to appeal to her humanity and sway her decision. In a moment of consideration and with her convictions crumbling before her, Sara is given the opportunity to witness the life and innocence she was so willing to destroy. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?

Production

  • HUMAN FILM

     

  • IRAQI INDEPENDENT FILM CENTRE

     

  • LIONCEAU FILMS

     

International Sales

  • PICTURE TREE INTERNATIONAL