Ila Ayn? | الى أين؟

Directed by Georges Nasser

Lebanon | 1957 | 90 min | Restored DCP | in Arabic and French with English subtitles
With: Laura Azar, Shakib Khouri, Mounir Nader


A family lives poorly in a village in the Lebanese mountain. One day, the father abandons his family and leaves for Brazil, considered an Eldorado by a great number of his compatriots. Twenty years pass. The mother raises her children with great difficulty. The elder has a family and the younger one is getting ready to immigrate to Brazil. One day a ragged old man arrives in the village.


First film to represent Lebanon in the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957