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