Short Fiction Film: Free Range

Germany/Lebanon 2014
16 min., digital, cinescope, color, Arabic with English subtitles​

Director & Script: Bassem Breish (Lebanon)
Producers: Jacques Colman (Germany), Katia Saleh (Lebanon)
DOP: Jan Prahl (Germany)

Title: Free Range
Genre: Short fiction film
Length: 16 min
Worldsales: mec film (Irit Neidhardt)

Based on actual events, "Free Range" is the story of a cow that crosses the border from Israel to Lebanon and meets with 16 year old Malakeh and her family. A  Lebanese Spaghetti-Western that talks about borders and power between people, religions, cows and UN interventions.

Jury statement:
For its compassionate intelligence in telling the tragedy of borders and landmines using the language of absurd humour we give the prize to the short fiction film Free Range.

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The Team