a film by Stefano Savona
Amal doesn’t remember what happened to her neighborhood. She only remembers a big tree that is not there any more, where the children would climb. She remembers she used to bring her father coffee in the orchard. Then, there was the war.
Amal and her brothers have lost everything. They are the children of the Samouni family, a community of farmers living in the rural outskirts of Gaza City. A year ago, they buried their dead. Now, they have to rebuild not only their houses but also their memory: the life before the war, the words of their father, the tragic events that struck their family. In their dialog with the past, the young Samounis begin to envisage their future.
France/Italy, 2018, 128'
a film by: Stefano Savona
animation art director: Simone Massi -photography: Stefano Savona - screenplay: Stefano Savona, Léa Mysius, Penelope Bortoluzzi - editing: Luc Forveille - sound editing: Jean Mallet, Margot Testemale - mixing: Jean Mallet - music: Giulia Tagliavia -
produced by: Penelope Bortoluzzi, Marco Alessi, Cécile Lestrade
Picofilms, Dugong Films, Alter Ego Production
ARTE France Cinéma, RAI Cinema
with the support of: Eurimages, CNC (aide au Cinéma du Monde / Nouvelles Technologies en Production / FAIA), Ciclic Région Centre-Val de Loire, Région Île-de-France, Mibac, Marche Film Commission, Cineteca di Bologna, Trentino Film Commission, Lazio Film Commission,
LaScam / sales: Doc&Film International
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Best Documentary Prix Lumières de la Presse Internationale, Sevilla Film Festival Special Jury Prize
Jerusalem Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival (Egypt), Vancouver International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Doc Fortnight -MoMA, DocLisboa, Mumbai Film Festival, Viennale, RIDM Montréal, IDFA Amsterdam, Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Helsinki DocPoint, Munich International Film Festival, Dokufest (Kosovo), New Zealand International Film Festival, Festival International du Film de La Rochelle and many other international festivals.The film has been released theatrically in France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain. It will be broadcast by coproducers ARTE (France and Germany) and RAI (Italy).