Chaque jour est une fĂȘte

by Dima El-Horr, Lebanon, 2009
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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. However, the journey becomes complicated. The sound of a stray bullet causes quite a stir and also indicates that dangerous and terrible things are going on in this country which is at civil war. There are rumours about a massacre. Groups of refugees are spotted. The journey of the three women continues, a journey to the inner self of the country.

Festivals & awards

Rome Fillmfestival Toronto Filmfestival - Discovery Mannheim Filmfestival

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Original TitleChaque jour est une fĂȘte
TitleChaque jour est une fĂȘte
Directed byDima El-Horr
CountryLebanon
Year2009
ScreenplayDima El-Horr, Rabih Mroué
Film EditingJacques Comets
SoundtrackPierre Aviat
CinematographyDominique Gentil
SoundJean-Guy VĂ©ran, Thomas Robert, Emmanuel Zouki
CostumesRana Jamal
Production DesignJaoudet Gassouma
ProductionCiné-Sud Promotion; Thierry Lenouvel; Visions Sud Est
Formats35mm, DVD, Blu-ray
Runtime80 min.
LanguageArabisch, Französisch/d/f
CastManal Khader, RaĂŻa HaĂŻdar, Karim Saleh, Fadi Abi Samta, Siro Faselian, Bilal Atoui, Berge Fasilian, Hiam Abbass

Credits

Original TitleChaque jour est une fĂȘte
TitleChaque jour est une fĂȘte
Directed byDima El-Horr
CountryLebanon
Year2009
ScreenplayDima El-Horr, Rabih Mroué
Film EditingJacques Comets
SoundtrackPierre Aviat
CinematographyDominique Gentil
SoundJean-Guy VĂ©ran, Thomas Robert, Emmanuel Zouki
CostumesRana Jamal
Production DesignJaoudet Gassouma
ProductionCiné-Sud Promotion; Thierry Lenouvel; Visions Sud Est
Formats35mm, DVD, Blu-ray
Runtime80 min.
LanguageArabisch, Französisch/d/f
CastManal Khader, RaĂŻa HaĂŻdar, Karim Saleh, Fadi Abi Samta, Siro Faselian, Bilal Atoui, Berge Fasilian, Hiam Abbass

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" La réalisatrice surprend en effet par un esthétisme éblouissant. Elle arpente un désert aride et sublime et y dispose ses trois héroïnes dans un jeu perpétuel de couleurs et de silhouettes. " Clap

"Au fil de ses péripéties, Chaque jour est une fête ne cesse ainsi de décliner des rencontres et des réminiscences chargées de sens et dont la réalisatrice recherche l'impact visuel." Le Monde

"Un premier film ambitieux." CinéObs