Dima El-Horr, born in Lebanon, studied filmmaking at the Art Institute of Chicago and currently teaches cinema at the Lebanese American University in Lebanon. She has directed three short films, among which Prêt-à-porter Imm Ali (2003), that have been presented in numerous international film festivals. Chaque jour est une fête (Everyday is a Holiday) is her first full-length feature film.
Chaque jour est une fête (2009)
Three women in a bus in Lebanon. They have the same destination: a men's penitentiary. The first woman wants to visit her husband whom she hasn't seen since their day of marriage. The second one has only one goal: to get her husband who has to serve a long sentence to sign the divorce papers and thus gain back her freedom. The third woman is afraid. She carries the gun that her husband, a prison guardian, has forgotten at home. A straight road seems to be leading them quickly to their destination: from Beirut centre to the Mermel prison in the desert. More