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Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Μυθοπλασία / Fiction, Λίβανος, Ιράκ Γαλλία / Lebanon, Iraq, France, 2018 101 ́, DCP, Έγχρ. / Color, Με ήχο / Sound, Αραβικά / Arabic

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Abbas Fahdel, Σενάριο / Screenplay Abbas Fahdel, Φωτογραφία / Cinematography Abbas Fahdel, Μοντάζ / Editing Abbas Fahdel, Ηθοποιοί / Cast Michelle Wehbe, Elias Freifer Mary Alkady, Elias Alkady Charbel Alkady, Παραγωγός / Producer Abbas Fahdel, Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Stalker Production

Young Yara lives with her grandmother in a valley in northern Lebanon, where most of the inhabitants have either died or moved abroad. One day Elias, a young hiker, passes by the two women’s farm. With him, Yara will experience the joys and pains of first love.

Abbas Fahdel

Abbas Fahdel was born in Babylon, Iraq, in 1959, and studied filmmaking in France. He returned to his home country in 2002 to make his first documentary, Back to Babylon, followed by We Iraqis in 2004. He directed his first fiction film, Dawn of the World, in 2008, before returning to the documentary form with Homeland (Iraq Year Zero, 2015), which won the Grand Prix at Nyon. Yara is his second fiction feature film.

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.