Ashes

  • 26'
  • France
  • 2003
After a lengthy absence, Nabil returns to Lebanon to honour the last wish of his dead father and to scatter his ashes in the sea. In the meantime, his family insists that certain rites and customs are followed, for which the ash is not enough; there has to be a body... A film about intimacy, about the individual versus death, but also about a society that regards mourning as an opportunity to tighten family bonds.
Directors
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Countries of production
France, Lebanon
Year
2003
Festival Edition
IFFR 2004
Length
26'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Ramád
Language
Arabic
Producers
Mille et Une Productions, Abbout Productions, Edouard Mauriat, Anne-Cécile Berthomeau
Sales
Mille et Une Productions
Screenplay
Rabih Mroué, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Cast
Nadine Labaki, Rabih Mroué, Ali Cherri
Directors
Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Countries of production
France, Lebanon
Year
2003
Festival Edition
IFFR 2004
Length
26'
Medium
35mm
Original title
Ramád
Language
Arabic
Producers
Mille et Une Productions, Abbout Productions, Edouard Mauriat, Anne-Cécile Berthomeau
Sales
Mille et Une Productions
Screenplay
Rabih Mroué, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Cast
Nadine Labaki, Rabih Mroué, Ali Cherri