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Les chenilles

Asma and Sarah, two women originally from the Levant, find themselves working at the same restaurant in the city of Lyon in France. Both carry the weight of having been forced to leave their home behind. Initially wary of each other, they gradually discover a common thread that binds them – one that dates back to when the Silk Road connected Lyon to their home countries.

  • France, Lebanon
  • 2023, 30 min
  • Director: Michelle Kaserwany, Noel Kaserwany
  • Director of photography: Karim Ghorayeb
  • Editor: Konstantin Bock
  • Screenplay: Michelle Keserwany
  • Music: Zeid Hamdan, Lynn Adib
  • Sound: Cedric Kayem
  • Cast: Masa Zaher, Noel Keserwany
  • Producer: Marine Vaillant
  • Production: Dewberries Films

PROJECTIONS
29.2. 17:15 Praha | Kino Pilotů
1.3. 21:00 Praha | Kino Atlas

Michelle Kaserwany, Noel Kaserwany

Michelle Kaserwany, Noel Kaserwany

Michelle and Noel Keserwany are Lebanese filmmakers, writers, and musicians. The sisters are known for the satirical socio-political music videos that they write, perform, direct, and produce. Their debut short fiction film Les chenilles was awarded the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the 2023 Berlinale, becoming the first Arab film to receive this prize. It also received the Jury Prize at the Malmö Arab Film Festival and the Audience Prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival. Michelle and Noel are currently developing the documentary Slow Burn, a Lebanese-French co-production.