Fall Grants 2020 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION
Tarek, a 30-year-old Syrian, joins a construction site set in the middle of a forest. Immediately, Tarek is confronted with difficult work conditions plagued by the hostility of Lebanese villagers toward the Syrian workers because they suffered under Syrian military occupation in the 1990s. Despite this, construction on site continues until suddenly, workers start disappearing. In the middle of this paranoiac atmosphere, Tarek is subject to strange visions. He slowly begins to realize that the site is haunted by the ghost of a woman who was allegedly murdered by a Syrian soldier. For Tarek, there is no doubt that she must be getting her revenge on the Syrians. He starts investigating and meets Rana, a local guide with whom a forbidden love story starts. But when the villagers also begin to disappear, Tarek realizes that the truth about the murder of this woman might not be what it seems.
- Nadim Tabet
- Nadim Tabet, Antoine Waked
- Georges Schoucair
About the Director
Nadim Tabet is a Lebanese director who directed several short films that screened internationally. In 2001, he co-founded the Lebanese Film Festival and has worked as a film programmer for several European festivals. His first feature film 'One of These Days' (2017) premiered at Rome Film Fest and was sold by Celluloid Dreams. He is currently preparing his second feature, as well as a series titled 'Faraya'. Nadim Tabet also directs fashion films and music videos for several bands coming from Europe and the Arab world and gives conferences on cinema for various universities.
Production Company Profile
Abbout Productions produces feature films and documentaries with a distinctly Arab voice, expressing the identity of the region. Since 1998, the company has managed to bring together an important network of Arab and Lebanese filmmakers and artists and produced award-winning films. Abbout Productions has enabled emerging talents to work with leading industry figures, often collaborates with international partners and receives support from international institutions. It has established close working relationships with leading sales agents and film distributors in Europe and has a strong partnership with MC Distribution, a distribution company dedicated to distributing independent films in the Middle East and North Africa, along with priority access to the sole art house theater in Lebanon, Metropolis Cinema. Abbout is one of the most ambitious production companies in the Middle East. Its main objective remains to help structure the Lebanese and Arab cinema craft into a solid industry.