Lebanon I 2022 I Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 80 min


Riverbed  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.

Nordic premiere

Screening: April 29, 17.30 Panora 1

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Director: Bassem Breche
Writer: Bassem Breche, Ghassan Salhab
Cast: Carole Abboud, Omaya Malaeb
Dop: Nadim Saoma
Producer: Jana Wehbe


Bassem Breche is an Emmy award winning script writer and director. Since 2007, Breche has directed three short films: “Both” (2007) premiering at Cannes’ Critics week, “Ziu” (2013) and “Free Range” (2014). Breche has written a various amount of series and films: “Shankaboot”(2009), “Fasateen” (2012),  “The Little Drop” (2015), “Undocumented” (2018), “Alephia” (2019), “Vertu” (2020) and “Hell’s Gate” (2021). Breche is the founder/director of Scenario Beirut. Riverbed is Breche’s debut film.