The Valley – الوادي

Directed by Ghassan Salhab

Lebanon, Germany, France, Qatar | 2014 | in Arabic with English subtitles
With: Carlos Chahine, Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samra, Mounzer Baalbaki, Yumna Marwan, Aouni Kawas, Rodrigue Sleiman, Ahmad Ghossein


Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted path. Further down the road, he encounters people with engine trouble and helps them get their car running again.  They are reluctant to leave him stranded, so they take him home to their large estate in the Bekaa valley, a place where production is not only agricultural, and a place he may never leave again….

Awards and Festivals


Best Director from the Arab World, 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Selected in Berlinale Forum 2015, Toronto International Film Festival 2014, Dubai International Film Festival 2014, Carthage Film Festival 2014