Nada is going home. Or at least she wants to. When she comes back to Lebanon, she realizes she’s a foreigner in her own country. But there’s still a place she calls home: an abandoned house in ruins, haunted by the presence of her grandfather who disappeared mysteriously during the civil war. Something happened in this house. Something violent. Nada is a young woman searching for the truth and discovering herself.​

Theme(s): Family, Outlander, Home, Memories, War
Produced by: Paraiso Production Diffusion
With the support of: Dschoint Ventschr, Eklektik Productions
About director
  • Jihane Chouaib

    Jihane Chouaib was born in Beirut, Lebanon. Fleeing the civil war, her family settles in Mexico, where Jihane spends her childhood. During her teenage years, she travels to France where she studies philosophy and discovers theater. She immediately develops a strong relationship to writing, and works as a screenwriter and consultant. Meanwhile, she directs several short and medium length films shot in France, including the highly acclaimed Sous mon lit (Under my Bed), presented at the Critic’s Week during the Cannes Film Festival, in 2005. Her most recent film is Pays rêvé (Dreamed Country), a feature documentary shot in Lebanon, released in October 2012.

Festival(s) & Award(s)
  • Busan International Film Festival (2015) Official Selection
  • Dubai International Film Festival (2015) Official Selection Mhur Awards