Two Films Distributed by MAD Solutions
Go Home and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) Take Part in the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada
Two films distributed by MAD Solutions will take part in the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada (LFFCanada) in Montreal. Go Home by director Jihane Chouaib will screen in the Feature Fiction Films section on Wednesday, 19 September, while director Hady Zaccak's film Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) will screen in the Feature Documentary section on Thursday, 20 September.
The Lebanese Film Festival in Canada (LFFCanada) is a non-profit organization constituted under the laws of Quebec and which directors and officers are volunteers. The festival aims to strengthen the bonds between Lebanese Canadians and their cultural roots through cinema. The LFFCanada tours the following Canadian cities: Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Laval, Halifax, and Vancouver in four months; September, October, March, and May.
About Go Home:
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.
Directed by Jihane Chouaib, Go Home stars award-winning Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani. 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 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. The film is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
About Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles):
Director Hady Zaccak follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time. The film is written and directed by Hady Zaccak, produced by ZAC Films and distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) won the Jury Award at the MalmÃ¶ Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, and before that it won the Award of Merit at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, USA and an Appreciation Award at the Impact Docs Awards. In 2016, the film landed its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature Competition.