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The Day I Lost My Shadow

Fall Grants 2017 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

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Soudade Kaadan / Feature Narrative / Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar / 2018 / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Drama, Politics, Road Trip, War

Synopsis

Sana is a young mother struggling to raise her eight-year-old child in war-torn Syria in 2012. Between water outages and power cuts, she decides to take a day off work to go in search of a place to buy a gas cylinder. Along the way, she meets Jalal and his sister Reem, who are also looking for gas, and they agree to share a taxi for the trip. At a checkpoint, the soldiers suspect their driver to be an activist. Fearing arrest, he takes off running, abandoning his passengers in a small village on the outskirts of Damascus. There, Sana discovers that it is normal for people to lose their shadows every day, as if they lose something of themselves once they experience the war.

Credits

Director
Soudade Kaadan
Screenwriter
Soudade Kaadan
Producer
Amira Kaadan

About the Director

Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theatre criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and filmmaking in Saint Joseph University (IESAV) Lebanon. Her first feature
fiction film ‘The Day I Lost My Shadow’ was awarded the Lion of the Future Award for Best Debut Film at Venice Film Festival 2018 and has been screened in several festivals including TIFF, BFI, Busan and IFFR. Her recent short film ‘Aziza’ won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019. Currently, she is working on her second feature film ‘Nezouh’ selected and awarded at Atelier de Cannes 2019.

Production Company Profile

Kaf Production is a Syrian production house, based in Lebanon, and founded in late 2008 by Amira Kaadan and
Soudade Kaadan. The Company was crafted from the sisterhood and friendship of both founders. Kaf produced several award-winning documentaries and their first feature fiction film ‘The Day I Lost my Shadow
won the Lion of the Future for Best Debut Film at Venice Film Festival 2018. Kaf’s latest production, ‘Aziza’, won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Amira Kaadan

    Company: 
    KAF Production
    Phone: 
    +961 7603 4782
    Email: 
    a.kaadan@kafproduction.com

  • Production Company

    Kaf Production

    Company: 
    Kaf Production

  • Production Company

    KAF

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