THE NORTH ROAD

Muhr Arabic Short
France, Lebanon / 2008 / Arabic, French dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 25 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Short /First Prize : Carlos Chahine (Director)

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Synopsis

The acclaimed Lebanese actor Carlos Chahine moves behind the camera for his first short film. An affecting piece that packs an emotional punch, 'North Road' tells the tale of Karim, a Lebanese-born man in his forties who returns to his homeland, to ensure his father finally gets a proper burial, years after his death in the civil war. A bittersweet homecoming tale, charged with emotion and poignancy, this impressive tale is a remarkably assured debut.

Genre

Comedy, Drama

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