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 – 2018

   – Prix de l’Oeil d’Or de la SCAM 2018

Festival International du film de la Rochelle – La Rochelle – 2018

Les Etats Généraux du film documentaire de Lussas – Lussas – 2018

Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou – Gindou – 2018

FID – Marseille – 2018

Les Rendez-vous de l’Histoire – Blois – 2018

Festival du cinéma de Douarnenez – Douarnenez – 2018

Les Rencontres à l’échelle – Marseille – 2018

Festival du Film de Saint Paul Trois Châteaux – Saint Paul Trois Châteaux – 2018

Rencontres cinématographiques Cinéalma – Carros – 2018

Festival du cinéma italien – Annecy – 2018

Cinemed – Montpellier – 2018

Festival International du premier film – Annonay – 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