The River

The River © Les Films Du Losange

Drama, Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar 2021
101 min.

Director & screenplay: Ghassan Salhab
Cinematography: Bassem Fayad
Editing: Michele Tyan
Music: Sharif Sehnaoui
Cast: Ali Suliman, Yumna Marwan
Producer: Tania El Khoury
Production: Khamsin Films (Lebanon)
Rating: 18+
Language: Arabic with English subtitles

It’s autumn. A man and a woman are about to leave a restaurant situated in the heart of the Lebanese mountains. They are surprised by fighter planes screaming past at low altitude. In the distance, war seems to be breaking out once more. Losing sight of the woman, the man starts looking for her. He finds her on the other side of the mountain. Together they sink deeper into nature, which becomes increasingly spectral, just like the slender thread that ties them to each other.

Ghassan Salhab

Born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, he collaborates on various scenarios and teaches film in Lebanon. Salhab has directed eight full-lenght films in addition to numerous essays and different video works. He has also published different texts and articles in various magazines, and two books.


Cinema Akil 
3 December 2021, 5:00 pm
3 December 2021, 7:00 pm
3 December 2021, 9:15 pm
4 December 2021, 7:00 pm
4 December 2021, 9:15 pm
7 December 2021, 7:00 pm
Q&A with director Ghassan Salhab

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