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Category: Edition 2017

On the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, a Syrian Father makes a risky decision that puts his daughter’s life at risk.

Original Title Mare Nostrum
Category Official Competition
Section Generator +18
Tipology Short Film, Fiction
Duration 13' 23''
Production Year 2017
Nationality France
Directed by Rana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
Screenplay Rana Kazkaz
Director of photography Eric Devin
Editor Monique Dartonne
Production Design Ramin Ramini
Sound Lucas Albert
Music Kinan Azmeh
Main cast Ziad Bakri (the father)
Zayn Khalaf (the daughter)
Produced by Raphaël Alexandre, Nicolas Lepretre

--- registi --- Rana Kazkaz Anas KhalafRana Kazkaz, Anas Khalaf
They are Syrians with dual French citizenship. Married, they are currently living in Amman (Jordan) after having left Damascus as a result of the on-going Syrian conflict. They are the authors and directors of five short films (MARE NOSTRUM, SEARCHING FOR THE TRANSLATOR, HAM, DEAF DAY, KEMO SABE) and are currently working on their upcoming first feature film, THE TRANSLATOR. Their short film Mare Nostrum has been selected in over 30 festivals including Sundance Film Festival (USA) and Dubai International Film Festival.

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