TRAMONTANE

2015 | LEBANON, FRANCE

Original title : Tramontane


A film by

Vatche BOULGHOURJIAN

With

Barakat JABBOUR

Julia KASSAR (A perfect day)

Michel ADABASHI

Toufic BARAKAT

Festivals and Awards

2016

International Critic's Week
, Cannes
Munich International Film Festival - International Independents
Karlovy Vary Int Film Festival - Another View
Festival du Film de La Rochelle, France
Pula Film Festival, Croatia Awarded * Special Mention of the Jury *
Rencontres Guidou Cinema, France
Festival du Film Français d'Angoulême, France
Lebanese Film Festival – Sydney, Australia
Favourites Film Festival – Berlin, Germany
Festival du Fim Français d'Helvétie – Bienne, Switzerland
Film Festival For Children & Young Audience – Chemnitz, Germany
Festival Du Film Méditerrannéen – Thann, France
War On Screen Film Festival – Châlons en Champagne, France
Festival du Film Francophone de Namur , Belgium - Awarded * Prix Découverte *
Festival Int De Saint Jean De Luz, France
Festival du Film Arabe de Fameck, France
BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom
Arabishes Film Festival – Tübingen, Germany
Cinéalma – Carros, France
Festival Cinématographique d’Automne – Gardanne, France
Mostra Int de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Cinemed – Montpellier, France
Festival Int de Cine de Morelia, Mexico
Valladolid Int Film Festival, Spain
Thessaloniki Int Film Festival, Greece
Festival du Film de Sarlat, France
Bratislava Film Festival, Slovakia - Awarded * Best Film Price *
Zinebi - Bilbao Fim Festival, Spain
Goa Int Film Festival, India

Synopsis

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of tel- ling his or its own narrative.