In Theatres starting Thursday, June 22, 2017
Extensive Theatrical Run of Go Home in Lebanon
The drama film Go Home by Lebanese director Jihane Chouaib is starting its theatrical run in its motherland, Lebanon as of Thursday, June 22, 2017. After it was set that the film will be released at the Metropolis cinema only, the film will be screened at more theatres to include Beirut Souks Cinemacity, The Spot and Empire cinemas at Cascada Mall.
The film's premiere night was held on Tuesday, June 20, at the Metropolis cinema with the attendance of its director Jihane Chouaib and producer Pierre Sarraf, along with a number of young stars including Franšois Nour, Julia Kassar, Michel Adabachi, Mira Sidawi and Berlin Bader.
This comes only days before Go Home's release in Tunisian theatres, which was the film's second stop in theatres across the Arab world after its release in the UAE in January 2017. The film is set to be released soon in more Arab countries.
Go Home follows Nada, who is returning to her abandoned family home in Lebanon that was destroyed and dilapidated by the war, turning its garden into a dump. She decides to resettle in this place amidst her childhood memories, setting a mission for herself: finding the body of her grandfather who had disappeared during the Civil War. Her journey leads her to discover myths and secrets while searching for her own identity.
Go Home stars award-winning Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, who began her career at the age of 14 and won five awards at five different film festivals. Farahani also starred alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in Body of Lies, becoming the first Iranian actress to take part in a Hollywood production since 1979.
Supported by Enjaaz Programme, Go Home was nominated for the Best Feature Film Award within the Best Muhr Fiction Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2015. In the same year, the film was also nominated for the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival. Go Home also concluded the events of the 12th Lebanese Film Festival and took part in the 5th Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.