Ahead of its release in Lebanese theaters this October, MAD Solutions released a new trailer for The Journey by director Mohamed Al Daradji. After taking part in several Arab film festivals and having its theatrical release in many Arab countries, the film will be released in Lebanon for the first time.
The new trailer shows intense and mysterious quick shots of all the lead characters at the train station, where most of the film's events take place. To watch the new trailer, please click on the following link: https://youtu.be/3WzpFHnROAc
The film is set to release in more Arab countries soon. The film's latest participation in an Arab film festival was in the Oran Arabic International Film Festival in Algeria, where it received a Special Mention.
Most recently, The Journey landed its Jordanian premiere at the24th Franco Arab Film Festival. Thefilm wonthe Jury Award and Best Actress Award at the Muscat International Film Festival, in addition to theSpecial Jury Award at its Egyptian premiere within the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival, and the Grand Prize of the Arab World Institute to director Mohamed Al Daradji and Best Actress Award to Zahraa Ghandour at the Festival des Cinémas Arabes à Paris in France.
Set in Baghdad in 2006. As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?
The Journey was released in Iraqi theaters. Also, the film has screened at more than 10 international festivals all over the world. It landed its Arab world premiere at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival(DIFF), within the Muhr Feature competition, competed in the official competitions of the BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival and made its US premiere at the Miami Film Festival. The Journey also screened at the Cairo Cinema Days in Egypt.
Directed by Mohamed Al Daradji, who co-wrote the film with Isabelle Stead, The Journey stars Zahraa Ghandour and Ameer Jbara. The film is produced by Human Film, Iraqi Independent Film Center (IIFC), in cooperation with Lionceau Films, Iraq Al-Rafidain and Iraqi Media Network. The Journey received grants from the Doha Film Institute, AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, World Cinema Fund(WCF), the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image Animée (CNC) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Institut Français, Netherlands Film Fund, SANAD Development Fund (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) and Screen Yorkshire. The film is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.