The North Road

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| English (United States)

Karim, in his mid-forties, has lived in France since his teenage years. For the first time in many years he returns to Lebanon where he transfers the remains of his father. His father died during the Lebanese civil war) from Beirut back to the family's native village. This 25-minute short won the prize for Best Short Film at the 2009 Tribeca International Film Festival. The Jury praised it as a “... poetic, truthful and unsentimental portrait of an exile’s return (…). The director, Carlos Chahine, portrays with humor, freshness and subtlety the absurdities and contradictions of how we deal with grief.”