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Tramontane

Spring Grant 2013 - Production Stage
Current project status: Production

Vatche Boulghourjian / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, Qatar / 100 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama

Synopsis

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried his entire life, is false. Travelling 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, raise further questions and give Rabih minor clues about his true identity. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Rabih encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

Credits

Director
Vatche Boulghourjian
Screenwriter
Vatche Boulghourjian
Producer
Caroline Oliveira, Spencer Kiernan

About the Director

Vatche Boulghourjian is from Lebanon and holds an MFA in film from New York University. Before attending NYU, Boulghourjian worked throughout the Middle East on documentaries for television networks while also making his independent shorts, experimental films, and documentaries. ‘Fifth Column’, his thesis film, received a production grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and in 2010 had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Cinéfondation programme, where it won third prize. Boulghourjian is currently developing his first feature, ‘Tramontane’, which was selected by the Venice Biennale to take part in the inaugural edition of the Biennale College – Cinema.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Vatche Boulghourjian

    Company: 
    Rebus Film Production
    Phone: 
    +9613403418

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