Where Do We Go Now?

  • ¿Y ahora adónde vamos?
© Rudy Bou Chebel
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011
Format : Feature
Running time : 100 (in minutes)

On the edge of a cratered road, a cortège-like procession of women solemnly makes its way towards the village cemetery. Takla, Amale, Yvonne, Afaf and Saydeh stoically brave the oppressive midday heat, clutching photographic effigies of their beloved menfolk, lost to a futile, protracted and distant war. Some of the women are veiled, others bear wooden crosses, but all are clad in black and united by a sense of shared grief. As they arrive at the cemetery gates, the procession divides into two congregations; one Muslim, the other Christian.
Set against the backdrop of a war-torn country, "Where do we go now ?" tells the heart-warming tale of a group of women's determination to protect their isolated, mine-encircled, community from the pervasive and divisive outside forces that threaten to destroy it from within.
United by a common cause, the women's unwavering friendship transcends, against all the odds, the religious fault lines which crisscross their society and they hatch some extraordinarily inventive, and oftentimes comical, plans in order to distract the village's menfolk and defuse any sign of inter-religious tension.
A series of chaotic incidents tests the women's ingenuity as they manage, with sass, to successfully stave off the fall-out from the distant war. But when events take a tragic turn, just how far will the women go in order to prevent bloodshed and turmoil?

Credits
Nadine LABAKI - Director
Nadine LABAKI - Screenplay
Jihad HOJEILY - Screenplay
Rodney AL HADDAD - Screenplay
Christophe OFFENSTEIN - Cinematography
Cynthia ZAHAR - Set Designer
Khaled MOUZANAR - Music
Véronique LANGE - Film Editor

Actors
Nadine LABAKI - Amale
Claude MOUSSAWBAA - Takla
Layla HAKIM - Afaf
Antoinette NOUFAILY - Saydeh
Yvonne MAALOUF - Yvonne


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Production
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Distribution
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French press
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International press
PREMIERE PR - - T : +44 (0)20 7292 8330 - jonathan.rutter@premierpr.com - http://www.premierpr.com/film/

Foreign sales
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