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The Maiden’s Pond

Lebanon /  Arabic /  90 min 0 sec

 

Director: Bassem Breche 

Producer: Jana Wehbe

 

Synopsis:

The Maiden’s Pond tells the story of Salma and her returning daughter Thuraya, and their attempt to preserve, maintain, and reconstruct their lives with and against each other. Salma survived many years by protecting her independence, she reached her peace through letting go of any attachments. But the past does not let go of Salma and brings back Thuraya, defeated, divorced, and pregnant.

 

Director:

Bassem Breche:

Bassem Breche is an Emmy award-winning scriptwriter and director. Since 2007, Breche has directed three short films—’Both’ (2007) which premiered at Cannes’ Critics Week, ‘Ziu’ (2013) and ‘Free Range’ (2014). Breche has written a numerous amount of web series and films including, ‘Shankaboot’ (2009), ‘Fasateen’ (2012), ‘The Little Drop’ (2015), ‘Enslaved’ 2017, ‘Aleph’ (2019) and ‘Virtue’ (2020).

 

Producer:

Jana Wehbe

Jana Wehbe studied filmmaking at the Universite Saint Joseph in Beirut and modern oriental singing at the Lebanese National Conservatory. She has worked with renowned directors like Nadine Labaki, Maryam Keshavarez, Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Greige, and Wissam Charaf, among others. Jana line produced ‘Tannoura Maxi’, ‘The Lebanese Rocket Society’, ‘Tombé du Ciel’, ‘Après’, ‘Taste of Cement’, and other films premiering and selected at prestigious festivals. In 2009, Jana co-founded The Attic production boutique. She went on to produce ‘2 1⁄2’ winner of a FIPRESCI Award at DIFF 2010, ‘This Little Father Obsession’ premiering at Visions Du Reel and Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2016 Carthage Film Festival, ‘Talej’ (2013), ‘Revoltango’ (2014) and ‘Beirut Terminus’, Winner of the Best Non-Fiction Film Award at CIFF 2019. In 2011, Jana joined the Doha Film Institute as part of their annual festivals team. She also served as the Arab Film Institute’s representative in Lebanon. In addition to her expertise in music artist management, Wehbe recently produced the theatrical play ‘Anti-personnel’. She is currently producing ‘The Day Vladimir Died’, a short animation film nominated for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize, and in post-production of the feature fiction ‘The Maiden’s Pond’.