Tramontane, literally 'one who lives on the other side of the mountain', tells the story of Rabih, a blind musician searching for his true identity after discovering his identification card is a forgery. His search leads him to the far fringes of rural Lebanon, where he is confronted with varying recollections of the past from significant figures in his life.
Rabih represents a generation blinded by the civil war period who are struggling to repair the divisions that still exist in a post-conflict Lebanon.
An understated and lyrical debut from Vatche Boulghourjian brought alive by an outstanding natural debut from real-life blind musician Barakat Jabbour, whose performance makes for a truly immersive and affecting experience.
Winner, Grand Rail d'Or, Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection, London Film Festival
" Clever and engaging" – Cineuropa
" Moving…intriguingly delves into the innumerable layers of deceit ” – Variety
“ Magnetic screen presence ”– Hollywood reporter
Genre: Drama | Year: 2016 | Country: Lebanon
Language: Arabic with English subtitles | Running time: 105 minutes
Directed by Vatche Boulghourjian
Cast: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat