release date February 26 2020
The Borrowed Dress and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) Screen at the Cinematheque Tunisienne
The documentary films The Borrowed Dress by director Leen Alfaisal and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) by director Hady Zaccak will screen at the Cinémathèque Tunisienne, organized by the Centre National Du Cinema Et De L’image (CNCI) in Tunisia. Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) will screen on Thursday, February 27 at 06:30 PM (GMT +1), and The Borrowed Dress will screen on Saturday, February 29 at 04:00 PM.

About The Borrowed Dress

The Borrowed Dress world premiered at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, where it competed for the Best Foreign Language Documentary, Best Director of a Foreign Language Documentary and the Best Editing of a Short Documentary. The film won the Best Documentary award at the Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) in Ireland and received a Special Mention at the Beirut Women International Film Festival (BWFF). The film made its Arab world premiere at the Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival in Lebanon, and screened at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden, Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Jordan, Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) in Egypt, Arab Film Festival Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and the Manarat Mediterranean Film Festival in Tunisia.

Grandmother Susu (80 years old), her daughter Doaa (50 years old), and her grandchild Saad (16 years old) are forced to flee Syria after the beginning of the revolution to live in different scattered places, with the one thing left to share being their desire to reunite. The details of their personal stories and human experiences are microcosms of two stories: one of a population that has spread all over the world, and the other of a homeland that might have changed forever.

Written and directed by Leen Alfaisal, The Borrowed Dress is produced by Sarah Hassan and Alaa Alassad (Creative Media Solutions). The film stars Siham Abu Nabbout, Doaa Al Zoabi and Saad Alkuwatly. 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 several awards, including the Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, the Silver FIFOG Prize at the International Oriental Film Festival of Geneva (FIFOG), the Award of Merit at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, USA, and an Appreciation Award at the Impact Docs Awards.

The film got selected at many international film festivals, including the Beirut Cinema Days 2017, Sharm El Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, where it marked the sole documentary within the International Features Competition, Cairo Cinema Days, Lebanese Film Festival (LFF) in Sydney, Australia, Palestine Cinema Days, and the Lebanese Film Festival in Canada.