directed by Jihane Chouaib
What does it mean to belong....
Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. Something happened in this house. Something violent. Nada is a young woman searching for the truth and discovering herself.
DRAMA DCP/HD - 2016 - France, Switzerland, Belgium, Lebanon, Qatar - 98min
ORIGINAL TITLE GO HOME
CAST Golshifteh Farahani, Maximilien Seweryn, François Nour, Mireille Maalouf
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE French, Arabic, English
PRODUCED BY Paraiso Production Diffusion
IN COPRODUCTION WITH Dschoint Ventschr, Eklektik Productions
Jihane Chouaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Fleeing the civil war, her family settles in Mexico, where Jihane spends her childhood. During her teenage years, she travels to France where she studies philosophy and discovers theater. She immediately develops a strong relationship to writing, and works as a screenwriter and consultant.
Meanwhile, she directs several short and medium length films shot in France, including the highly acclaimed Sous mon lit (Under my Bed), presented at the Critic’s Week during the Cannes Film Festival, in 2005. Her most recent film is Pays rêvé (Dreamed Country), a feature documentary shot in Lebanon, released in October 2012.