Just Days Ahead of its Release in Lebanon
Director Jihane Chouaib's Go Home to be Released in Tunisia
After receiving rave reviews from critics at international film festivals, in addition to its successful release in the UAE, Director Jihane Chouaib's film Go Home, starring Golshifteh Farahani, continues its tour of the Arab world as it will be released in Tunisia through CinÃ©madart in Carthage and Amilcar in El Manar starting Wednesday, 14 June.
This comes just days head of the film's return to its homeland Lebanon, where it will be released on June 22nd, becoming the third Arab stop for the film after the UAE and Tunisia, as it was released in the UAE last January.
The film revolves around Nada, who is returns 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.
Go Home was supported by Enjaaz programme and was nominated for the Best Feature Film Award within the Best Muhr Fiction Feature competition during the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) 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, in addition to participating in the 5th Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.
Directed by Jihane Chouaib, Go Home stars the award-winning Iranian star 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
a Hollywood production since 1979.