Ajyal Film Festival 2020

All Films

Free Range (Saybeh)

Ajyal Competition

Bassem Breish / Short Narrative / Lebanon / 2015 / 11 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Western, Dark Comedy, Disability, Based on a True Story
Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.

Screenings

Synopsis

Next to a rubble-strewn mine field on the South Lebanese border, a blind man lives with his family. One day an Israeli cow wanders across the border and young 10-year-old Malakeh immediately begins milking it – a windfall! When the mayor hears of this international incident, however, he insists that the cow cannot under any circumstances remain in Lebanon. Based on real-life events, ‘Free Range’ is a very black comedy that examines the absurd effects of political authority on everyday people.

Official Film Website

Credits

Director
Bassem Breish
Screenwriter
Bass Bréche
Producer
Jaques Colman, Katia Saleh, Keve Zvolenszky
Editor
Rana Sabbagha
Music
Khyam Allami
Cinematographer
Jan Prahl
Production Company
Mec Film
Cast
Angie Saleh, Aida Sabra, Mohammad Akil, Abou Hussein Shibli

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