Borders of Heaven
Chebabek El Jenna
Tunisia, UAE / 2015 / Arabic and French dialogue with English subtitles / 83 minutes
Sami and Sara, a Tunisian middle class couple, have been married for seven years and live a peaceful life. One day a tragedy befalls Sami and Sara when their only daughter and child Yasmine drowns, and their enitre beingness is turned upsidedown. Set within the regions political and geographical realities, Borders of Heaven is a character driven universal story about grief, faith and love. The film portraits an ordinary family whose life takes a dramatic turn and concludes in a captivating drama about the striving how to reconstruct a life when faced with the unacceptable.
Farés Naanaa was born in Tunis. After high school, motivated by his passion for cinema, he chose to integrate the Institute Maghreb Cinema ”IMC”in Tunis. He finished studying film in 1996. Fares has directed three short films – Casting pour un marriage, Coup de coeur and Qui a tué le prince charmant. Borders of Heaven is his feature film debut.
Director: Farés Naanaa
Writer: Nadia Khamari, Farés Naanaa
Cast: Lofte Abdelli, Anissa Daoud, Sophie Ghodhbane
DOP: Sofian El Fani
Producer: Habib Attia