The Lebanese feature film Lamma Hekiat Maryam (When Maryam Spoke Out) won the audience prize at the French Vezol Festival for the Asiatic Cinema marking the fifth prize which the film secured at international festivals.
A statement issued by the Lebanese American University public relations office said that this prize has come after the same film secured the critic and sales prize at the French Montpellier Festival and the two prizes for the best film at festivals of Cleveland and Arizona in the US.
The film was scripted and directed by Asad Fooladcar, produced in collaboration with the Lebanese American University and costarring Bernadit Hadib and Talal al Jordi. It is scheduled for screening at the Lebanese theaters as of next year.
The film tells the story of a couple Ziad and Maryam who come from a simple social class and whose lives quickly becomes tragic following their discovery that Maryam is infertile after three years of marriage -- Albawaba.com