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by Vatche Boulghourjian


Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card 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 him minor clues about his identity. He encounters a nation incapable of telling his, or its own, history.

international title: Tramontane
original title: Rabih
country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
sales agent: The Bureau Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Vatche Boulghourjian
film run: 105'
release date: FR 15/02/2017
screenplay: Vatche Boulghourjian
cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Michel Adabashi, Toufic Barakat
cinematography by: Jimmy Lee Phelan
film editing: Nadia Ben Rachid
art director: Nadine Ghanem
music: Cynthia Zaven
producer: Georges Schoucair, Gabrielle Dumon, Caroline Oliveira
production: Abbout Productions, Le Bureau - Le Petit Bureau, Rebus Film
backing: Venice Biennale College Cinema, Sundance Institute, Arte, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde du CNC, Berlinale World Cinema Fund
distributor: Ad Vitam, Abc Distribution

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main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2016
Semaine de la Critique
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2016 
Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier 2016 

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