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T​he Maiden’s Pond (Birket Al ’arous)

Qumra Projects

Bassem Breche / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, Germany, France, Qatar / 0 min / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Identity, Women Issues
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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‘The Maiden’s Pond’ tells the story of two women trying to maintain and negotiate their lives with and against each other. Salma survived the difficultites of her past by letting go of any attachments, including those to her daughter. But the past did not let go of Salma, and has returned her daughter to her – defeated, divorced and pregnant.

About the Director

Bassem Breche is an Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter. He began his career as an actor in Lebanon and the UK, appearing in John Furse’s ‘Blind Flight’ (2003) and Antonia Bird’s ‘The Hamburg Cell’ (2004). His first short film, ‘Both’ (2007), was selected for the Critics’ Week at the Festival de Cannes. From 2009 through 2011, Breche worked on the Emmy Award-winning web-drama ‘Shankaboot’ as Lead Writer and Online Content Producer. He also worked as a scriptwriter on the award-winning web series ‘Fasateen’. In 2013, Breche won the Robert Bosch Foundation Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival for his short film ‘Free Range’ (2014). He is the director of the screenwriters’ collective Scenario Beirut.


Bassem Breche
Bassem Breche, Ghassan Salhab
Jana Wehbe
Roman Roitman
Production Company
The Attic


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