Saguenay international
short film festival

Synopsis

Through the eyes of Salim, a newcomer to Canada, the film follows the journey of six immigrants. They eke out a living distributing advertising flyers.
Although they come from diverse backgrounds, they share a similar yearning for their homeland and approach their common daily concerns with a biting sense of humour.

Production :
PRODUCTIONS L’UNITÉ CENTRALE
Distribution :
Les Films du 3 Mars
Contact :
Sound designer :
Olivier Calvert
Screenplay :
Samer Najari
Cast :
Nelson Bolivar, Nedjim Bouizzoul, José Cuervo, Heylin Darwich, Daniel Deburghgraeve, Mohsen El Gharbi, Juan Hernandez, Salma-Lou Najari, Aliocha Schneider and Niels Schneider
Editing :
Mathieu Bouchard-Malo
Cinematographer :
Michel La Veaux
Artistic direction :
Dominique Chila

Direction
  • Samer Najari

    Samer Najari, son of a Syrian father and Lebanese mother, was born in Moscow in 1976. Shortly after commencing studies in architecture at the University of Damascus, he immigrated to Montreal, Canada, with his family in 1994. Since then, he has obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film production from Concordia University in 2001, and completed a residency at Le Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Le Fresnoy in France (2001-03). During this residency Samer Najari directed two short films and conceived an Internet installation. Back in Montreal he directed Before the wind blows in 2006 which has been screened and prized internationally and Snow hides the shade of fig trees in 2009.

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