Her father’s funeral brings Lara back to Beirut from her modern life in NYC, forcing her to face the traditions she escaped and the untraditional fiancee she’s been hiding.

*Official Selection 2018 TimiShorts Film Festival (ROMANIA)
*Official Selection 2018 Lebanese Film Festival (BEIRUT)
*Winner Jury’s Choice Award Baalbeck International Film Festival (BAALBECK)
*10th International Inter University Short Film Festival (BANGLADESH)
*Winner Silver Sand Award 2018 Best of Shorts festival (LA CIOTAT- FRANCE)
*Official Selection 2018 Guanajuato International Film Festival (MEXICO)
*Official Selection 2018 San Francisco Frozen Film Festival (SAN FRANCISCO)
*Official Selection 2018 Lebanese International Film Festival (BEIRUT)
*Official Selection 2018 Cinetopia Film Festival (DETROIT)
*Winner Professionals’ Award 2018 International Changing Perspectives Film Festival (ISTANBUL)
*Winner Student Jury Panorama du Cinema du Maghreb et du Moyen Orient PCMMO (FRANCE)
*Winner Special Jury Mention* Beirut International Women Film Festival (LEBANON)
*Official Selection 2018 New Renaissance Film Festival (AMSTERDAM)
*Official Selection 2018 Mecal Pro International Short Film Festival (BARCELONA)
*Official Selection 2018 Silk Road Film Festival (DUBLIN)
*Official Selection 2018 Panorama Cinémas Maghreb Moyen-Orient (FRANCE)
*Official Selection 2018 Winter Film Awards * (NYC)
*Winner Grand Prize best international short 2017 Short Film Festival of Rio de Janeiro* (BRAZIL)
Winner Best Fiction Film 2017 Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival (EGYPT)
*Winner Best International Short Film at 2017 Milan International Film Festival* (ITALY)
*Winner Audience Choice award at 2017 Nitehawk Shorts Festival (New York)
*Winner Best of Fest 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival* (LONDON)
*Official Selection 2017 BFI London Film Festival* (UK)
*Winner best short film screenplay 2017 Brasov International Film Festival* (ROMANIA)
*International competition* 2017 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival (FRANCE)
Winner Special mention of the jury 2017 Festival de Courts Métrages de la Côte Bleue (FRANCE)
*Opening film at 2017 Tripoli International Film Festival* (LEBANON)
*Official Selection at 2017 Lebanese Film Festival of Canada (MONTREAL)
*Official Selection of 2017 Gibara International Film Festival* (CUBA)
*Official Selection 2017 Auckland International Film Festival* (NEW ZEALAND)
*Official Selection 2017 Cyprus International Film Festival (CYPRUS)
*Official Selection 2017 Lebanese Film Festival* (AUSTRALIA)
*Official Selection 2017 Films Femmes Mediterannee (FRANCE)
*Official Selection 2017 Rotterdam Arab Film Festival (HOLLAND)
*Official Selection 2017 Pictoclik WOMEN IN CINEMA (SAN FRANCISCO)
*Official Selection 2017 Switzerland International Film Festival (SWITZERLAND)
*La Nuit du Court métrage by Base-Court (SWITZERLAND)
*Special Program: Lebanon Now 2017 Uppsala International Short Film Festival (SWEDEN)
*Lisbon International Film Festival (PORTUGAL)
*Official Selection 2017 Broadway Film Festival (NYC)

Written and directed by
Dania Bdeir

Executive Producers:
Ayah Bdeir and Adam Bly
Tarek and Zina Dajani
Kadri and Rouba Hakim

Producer:
Dania Bdeir

Co-producer :
Ginger Productions

Director of Photography:
Christopher Aoun

Starring / Cast:
Lara | Maria Achkar
Mona | Roula Hamadeh
Noah | Benjamin Zussman

Omar | Julien Farhat
Teta | Lucie Choucair
Yasmine | Marwa Khalil
Sousou | Vivianne Ghawi

1st Assistant Director | Andrew Hraiz
2nd Assistant Director | Amanda Atallah
Nay Tabbara

Script Supervisor | Tania Khoury

Casting Director | Petra Serhal
Extras | Mirvat Hakim

Casting Coordinator | Hala Kronfol

Line Producer | Jimmy Dib
Production Manager | Elie Deek
PA | Stephano Mendalak
| Hala Kronfol

Director of Photography | Christopher Aoun
Focus Puller | René Zander

1st assistant camera Mohamad Hissi
2nd Assistant Camera Rizkallah Aoun
Dit: Mahmoud Baayoun

Set Photographer | Konstantin Bock
Additional Photography | Ayla Hibri

Foreign Gaffer | Niko Mölter
Local Gaffer | Elie Kolko
Key Grip | Rony El Sokhn

Electrician:
Charbel Hadchiti

Helpers:

Ayman El Hayess
Samir Dham
Malek Sarkis
Roy Kolko
Saher Abdel Baki

Sound Engineer | Rawad Hobeika
Boom operator | Elie Karam
Additional Sound | Cedric Kayem

Production Designer | Sabine Sabbagh
Assistant Production designer | Abdallah Al Zein
| Nayla Bissat

Make up | Claudine Choueiri
Hairdresser | Nader Sidani

Wardrobe Stylist | Lara Khamis
Assistant Wardrobe | Dina Nawfal

Costume Designer | Hass Idriss

Editors | Johnny Bassett
| Ted Raviv
Colorist | Bilal Hebri

Sound Designer | Eli Cohn
Music Supervisor | Joseph Miller

Music
”Fly Away”
Written by Joe Lervold and Julius Robinson
Performed by Joel Evans & Friends
Courtesy of Position Music

Poster Design | Wael Morcos
End Credits | Dima Boulad