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Director Jihane Chouaib's Film Go Home Commercially Releases in UAE

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After a Successful Tour at International Film Festivals

Director Jihane Chouaib's Film Go Home Commercially Releases in UAE


After successful rounds of international film festivals, Lebanese Director Jihane Chouaib's film Go Home, starring Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, will be commercially released across UAE. Starting Thursday, the 12th of January, the film will be screened at Reel Cinema in Dubai Mall.

The film revolves around Nada, who is returning to her abandoned family home in Lebanon that was destroyed and dilapidated by the war, turning its garden into a dump. She decides to resettle in this place amidst her childhood memories, setting a mission for herself: finding the body of her grandfather who had disappeared during the Civil War. Her journey leads her to discover myths and secrets while searching for her own identity.

Directed by Jihane Chouaib, Go Home stars the award-winning Golshifteh Farahani, who began her career at the age of 14 and won five awards at five different film festivals. Farahani also starred alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in Body of Lies, becoming the first Iranian actress to take part in an American film since 1979.

Go Home was supported by Enjaaz Programme and it was nominated for the Best Feature Film Award in the Best Muhr Fiction Feature competition during the Dubai International Film Festival in 2015. In the same year, the film was also nominated for the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival. Go Home also concluded the events of the 12th Lebanese Film Festival. Most recently, the film has three screenings through the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo and Alexandria.