” Clever and engaging” – Cineuropa

” Moving…intriguingly delves into the innumerable layers of deceit ” – Variety

“ Magnetic screen presence ”– Hollywood reporter

In cinemas 22nd September 2017

Tramontane, literally ‘one who lives on the other side of the mountain’, tells the story of Rabih, a blind musician searching for his true identity after discovering his identification card is a forgery. His search leads him to the far fringes of rural Lebanon, where he is confronted with varying recollections of the past from significant figures in his life.

Rabih represents a generation blinded by the civil war period who are struggling to repair the divisions that still exist in a post-conflict Lebanon.

An understated and lyrical debut from Vatche Boulghourjian brought alive by an outstanding natural debut from real-life blind musician Barakat Jabbour, whose performance makes for a truly immersive and affecting experience.

Winner, Grand Rail d’Or, Cannes Film Festival

Winner, Prix Découverte, Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur

Winner, Best Fictional Film, Bratislava International Film Festival

Winner, Prix Special du Jury, Festival Cinema Méditerraneen de Bruxelles

Winner, Best Actress, Julia Kassar, Dubai International Film Festival

Official Selection, London Film Festival


Genre: Drama | Year: 2016 | Country: Lebanon

Language: Arabic with English subtitles | Running time: 105 minutes

Directed by Vatche Boulghourjian

Cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat


See it at:

Home, Manchester

The Depot, Lewes

Showroom, Sheffield

Hyde Park Picturehouse, Leeds

Cinema & Co, Swansea (Free popcorn for Wednesday Club!)

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