Feature Documentary Competition | 126 min | 2018

Samouni Road

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About the Film

On the outskirts of Gaza City, the Samouni family is about to celebrate a wedding. The bride and the groom, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees during the last bombing. Samouni Road conveys a multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event.


Film Info

Section Feature Documentary Competition
Year 2018
Length 126 min
Language Arabic
Country Italy, France
Premiere MENA Premiere

Film Credits

Director Stefano Savona
Screenplay Stefano Savona , Lea Mysius , Peneloppe Bortoluzzi
Cinematography Stefano Savona
Music Julia Tagliavia
Editing Luc Forveille
Producer Penelope Bortoluzzi ,Marco Alessi ,Cecile Lestrade 
Production Company Pico Films , Dugong Films , Alter Ego
Sound Design
Sound Jean Mallet

Film Contacts

Directed by: Stefano Savona

Stefano Savona was born in Palermo, Sicily. Before moving to Paris to pursue a career in filmmaking, he studied archeology and anthropology in Rome and the UK and traveled extensively throughout the Near East to take part in different archeological excavations. This same region is where he later shot most of his films; including Notes from a Kurdish Rebel (2006), Cast Lead (2009) and Tahrir: Liberation Square (2011), which won the David di Donatello and Nastro d’Argento awards for Best Documentary.