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Ecrans de sable

Screens of Sand

by Randa Chahal Sabbag



Ecrans de sable

Director: Randa Chahal Sabbag

Script: Randa Chahal Sabbag

Cineamtographer: Yorgos Arvanitis

Editing: Yves Deschamps

Sound: Fawzi Thabet, Gérard Rousseau

Music: Michel Portal

Cast: Maria Schneider, Laure Killing, Michel Albertini, Sandrine Dumas, Tamim Kasdi Chahal

Production: Carthago Films, Leil Productions, La sept Paris, APEC, Radio Télévision Tunisienne

Quinta Communication
16 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris
Tel: 0033
Fax: 0033

Year: 1991

35 mm, Colour, 90 min, 
OV Arabic and French with French Subtitles

A city stands in the middle of the desert… Sarah belongs to this generation believing in the power of money to get everything, while being forced by the country's strict rules to suppress any desire. She is impatient, selfish, ambitious and domineering. Mariam is a survivor. Years of war in Lebanon made her acquire a cool-blooded capacity to adapt to any situation. In charge of setting up a library at the Women University, she faces the conflicts and taboos of the country. Her task becomes more and more unrewarding and even unworkable. Between the two women an ambi guous, even at times violent friendship starts...


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