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Fall Grants 2016 - Production Stage

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Bassem Breche / Feature Narrative / Lebanon, Qatar / 2022 / 80 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


Riverbed tells the story of Salma and her returning daughter Thuraya, and their attempt to preserve, maintain and reconstruct their lives with and against each other. Salma survived many years by protecting her independence, she reached her peace through letting go of any attachments. But the past does not let go of Salma and brings back Thuraya, defeated, divorced, and pregnant.

About the Director

Bassem Breche is an Emmy award winning script writer and director. Since 2007, Breche has directed three short films: Both (2007) premiering at Cannes’ Critics week, Ziu (2013) and Free Range (2014). Breche has written a various amount of series and films: Shankaboot (2009), Fasateen (2012), The Little Drop (2015), Undocumented (2018), Alephia (2019), Vertu (2020) and Hell’s Gate (2021). Breche is the founder/director of Scenario Beirut. Riverbed is Breche’s debut film.


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    The Attic

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