A feature-lenght documentary by Stefano Savona  

128 min / documentary / 2018

Picofilms, Dugong Films, Alter Ego, ARTE France Cinéma, RAI Cinema

with the support of :
Eurimages, CNC (aide au Cinéma du Monde / Nouvelles Technologies en Production / FAIA), Ciclic Région Centre-Val de Loire, Région Île-de-France, Mibact, Marche Film Commission, Cineteca di Bologna, Trentino Film Commission, Lazio Film Commission, la Scam

distribution :  Jour2Fête // international sales : Doc&Film International

In the rural outskirts of Gaza City a small community of farmers, the Samouni extended family, is about to celebrate a wedding. It’s going to be the first celebration since the latest war. Amal, Fuad, their brothers and cousins have lost their parents, their houses and their olive trees. The neighborhood where they live is being rebuilt. As they replant trees and plow fields, they face their most difficult task: piecing together their own memory. Through these young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after the tragic event that changed its life forever.

Festival Selections (France) :

Quinzaine des réalisateurs – Cannes, France – 2018

– Golden Eye Documentary Prize 2018

Festival International du film de la Rochelle – La Rochelle, France – 2018
Les Etats Généraux du film documentaire de Lussas – Lussas, France – 2018
Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou – Gindou, France – 2018
FID – Marseille, France – 2018
Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire – Blois, France – 2018
Festival du cinéma de Douarnenez – Douarnenez, France- 2018
Les Rencontres à l’échelle – Marseille, France – 2018
Festival Film de Saint Paul Trois Châteaux -Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, France – 2018
Rencontres cinématographiques Cinéalma – Carros, France – 2018
Festival du cinéma italien – Annecy, France – 2018
Cinemed – Montpellier, France – 2018
Festival International du premier film – Annonay, France – 2019

Festival Selections (International) :

New Zealand International Film Festival – New Zealand – 2018
Jerusalem Film Festival – Israel – 2018
European Film Festival of Seville – Spain – 2018 – Special award : The New Waves
El Gouna Film Festival – Egypt – 2018
VIFF – Vancouver International Film Festival – Canada – 2018
IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival – Netherland – 2018
FilmFest – Germany – 2018
Viennale – Vienna International Film Festival – Austria – 2018
Salina Doc Fest – Italia – 2018
Mumbai International Film Festival – India – 2018
Italian Film Festival of Barcelona – Spain – 2018
DocLisboa – Portugal – 2018
Festival du cinéma méditerranéen de Bruxelles – Belgium – 2018
International Film Weekend de Würzburg – Germany – 2019
Beirut Cinema Days – Lebanon – 2019