The Mountain | ألجبل

Directed by Ghassan Salhab

Lebanon - 2010 -Black and White - 84’ - Arabic with English subtitles
With: Fadi Abi Samra

Ghassan Salhab
Sarmad Louis
Michèle Tyan
Raed Khazen, Mazzy Star, Richard Skelton
Produced by :
Abbout Production
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Night falls over Beirut. Fadi, a forty year old man, packs his luggage and sets out to the airport with his friend . He is supposed to leave for a month, but instead , he rents a car and heads toward the North on a mountainous route.

Director's biography


Born in Dakar, Senegal
In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed four long films : Beyrouth Fantôme (selected by Trois Continents/Nantes 1998 and various international film festivals), Terra Incognita (selected by Sélection Officielle/« Un Certain Regard » – Cannes 2002, and also selected by several other international film festivals), The Last Man (selected by « Cinéastes du Présent » – Locarno 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubai, Singapore, Tribeca, “Tous les cinemas du monde” – Cannes 2007…), and 1958 (selected by FID Marseille, Locarno, MEIFF Abu Dhabi…), in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my dead body; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme; Après la Mort… He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines.



2009 :
2006 :
The Last Man
2002 :
Terra Incognita
1998 :
Beyrouth fantôme

festivals & awards


2011 : Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, FID Marseille (France)
2010 : Official Selection, Doha Tribeca Film Festival

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