Festival year: 2012
In a small, remote village in the mountains of Lebanon, Muslims and Christians live together. Surrounded by landmines, the community is largely cut off from the outside world and the only access road crosses a small bridge. When the women learn that a civil war rocks the country, their goal is to avoid further escalation of the tensions between the two religious groups. With a great deal of determination and creativity they use diversion and they sabotage the information flow to prevent the bad news from filtering through. How far are these women willing to go when the situation threatens to get out of hand all the same? Lovely, light-toned film that contains a sincere message of peace in a refreshing mix of melodrama, comedy and musical. The original music by Khaled Mouzanar brings vibrant energy to the film.
France, Lebanon, Egypt, Italy 2011, 110 min.
Spoken language: Arabic, Russian, English
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