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Trailerama: Chaque jour est une fete (Every Day is a Holiday)

April 23, 2009

Three women with very different backgrounds set out to visit their imprisoned husbands. The jailbound bus breaks down after being hit by a strange bullet. With its journey framework and setting in the Lebanese desert (during Independence Day) no less, this could be another jerry-rigged issues lecture like Babel. What redeems Dima El-Horr’s debut feature is the sudden expressionistic turn it appears to take. El-Horr co-wrote the script with Rabih Mroue, an actor who has appeared in films like Ramad and Autour de la maison rose. With Manal Khader, Hiam Abbass, Raïa Haïdar.