Three Screenings in Cairo and Alexandria for Iranian Star Golshifteh Farahani's Film
Director Jihane Chouaib's Go Home Screens at the Panorama of the European Film
After several successful rounds of international film festivals where it received praise from audiences and critics alike, Lebanese Director Jihane Chouaib's film Go Home, starring Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, will finally arrive at Egyptian cinemas. The film had three screenings through the Panorama of the European Film in Cairo and Alexandria. The film's third screening is taking place at Zawya cinema, Downtown, on Saturday, November 12th .
The received numerous rave reviews and critic Boyd van Hoeij described it in The Hollywood Reporter as a "drama should find some willing takers on the festival circuit." Screen Daily's Wendy Ide praised the lead actress in the film by saying, "A powerhouse performance from Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani drives an impressive feature debut."
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. It was nominated for the Best Feature Film Award in the Best Muhr Fiction Feature competition during Dubai International Film Festival in 2015. In the same year, the film was also nominated for the New Currents Award at Busan International Film Festival. Go Home also concluded the events of the 12th Lebanese Film Festival.
Screening Times of Go Home at Panorama of the European Film (GMT+2)
12 November at 9:30 pm - Cinema Zawya in Cairo