Feature Narrative Competition | 95 min | 2018

The Day I Lost My Shadow

Watch Trailer

About the Film

In a war-torn Syria, Sana searches for a place to buy a cooking gas cylinder. Fearing arrest, her taxi driver abandons her in a small town. There, Sana discovers that it is normal for people to lose their shadows as they lose something of themselves once they experience the war.


22 Sep, 18:30, TUB Audi Max

26 Sep, 15:45, Sea Cinema 1

Film Info

Section Feature Narrative Competition
Year 2018
Length 95 min
Language Arabic
Country Syria
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Soudade Kaadan
Screenplay Soudade Kaadan
Cinematography Eric Devin
Music Kinan Azmeh
Editing Pierre Deschamps, Soudade Kaadan
Producer Amira Kaadan
Production Company Kaf Production , Metaphora production , Acrobates films
Sound Design
Sound Victor Bresse
Cast Sawsan Arsheed, Reham Al Kassar, Samer Ismael, Oweiss Moukhallalati 

Film Contacts

International Sales
KaF Production


Directed by: Soudade Kaadan

Soudade Kaadan studied theatre criticism at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria, and graduated from Institut d’études scéniques, audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV), at Saint Joseph University, Lebanon. She has received international awards for her documentaries, including the Martine Filippi Award - URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentaries, Monte-Carlo Television Festival, and the Muhr Arab Documentary Award in DIFF. Her latest documentary ‘Obscure’ premiered at the 2017 CPH:DOX Festival. Soudade will release her first feature fiction film, ‘The Day I Lost My Shadow’ at Venice International Film Festival 2018.