Lebanon I 2023 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 22 min


Samar, Jude and Imad are 11-year-old school friends. Imad is shy and constantly anxious to fail, Jude is smart and spends his time playing. And Samar is a strong girl who is dyslexic. While they are all preparing for the Arabic exam the next day, Samar struggles with a poem about the sea. Reading it with difficulty, she decides that instead of going to school to recite a poem about the sea, she will go to the sea itself.
The next morning, Samar convinces her two friends to skip school. Imad resists in the beginning, but eventually follows. The three kids embark on a little adventure in their city, Tripoli. The encounter between the city and the three children creates magic at every corner, and magic leads them to the Mediterranean. They swim in the sea. It talks to them and in poetry they reply.

Nordic premiere

Screening: April 26th 18:00 Panora 2

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Director: Feyrouz Serhal
Writer: Feyrouz Serhal
Cast: Miral Omar, Issam El Jamal, Ayham Merhi
Dop: Bassem Fayyad
Producer: Cynthia Choucair


Feyrouz Serhal acquired her Master’s degree in Film and Screen Studies at  Goldsmiths College University of London in 2009. Her short narrative film TSHWEESH won the film prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung during Berlinale 2016 and was premiered in Locarno Film Festival in 2017. TSHWEESH has screened in more than 60 festivals around the world. In 2022, Feyrouz wrote and directed the short films I COME FROM THE SEA and SEN TI. She is now developing I AM HERE BUT YOU CAN’T SEE ME, her first feature narrative film as director.