30th August, 2017 at 10:45 pm on Arte Channel
Theatrical release September 6th, 2017
France, 1425. In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy. One day, she tells her friend Hauviette how she cannot bear to see the suffering caused by the English. Madame Gervaise, a nun, tries to reason with the young girl, but Jeannette is ready to take up arms for the salvation of souls and the liberation of the Kingdom of France. Carried by her faith, she will become Joan of Arc.
** Selected at Directors’Fortnight – Cannes 2017 **
* Best Film Festival FIFC at Trouville-sur-mer*
Road of Istanbul by Rachid Bouchareb & The Insult by Ziad Doueiri as official entries of Algeria and Lebanon
In today’s Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media circus surrounding the case puts Lebanon through a social explosion, forcing Toni and Yasser reconsider their lives and prejudices.
** Official Competition Mostra de Venezia**
Best Actor for Kamel el-Basha
** Official Selections at Telluride Film Festival & Toronto International Film Festival **
**62nd Valladolid International Film Festival : The Audience Award, The Sociograph Award for the most emotional film, and the Blogos de Oro Award for the Best Feature Film of the official competition**
** Vienna Film Festival: Standard Readers Jury’s Award **
**Gouna international festival: Silver star for best narrative film and Variety MENA Talent of the year award **
**Afi fest Hollywood: Audience Award-World Cinema **
**Rencontres de Cannes: Audience Award, Critic Award and Best Script Award**
**Pessac : Audience Award and Student Jury Award **