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Ghassan Salhab


The Valley

Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Producer: Georges Schoucair
Production Company: Abbout Productions, Les Film d’Ici

Project Logline:

Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted path. Further down the road, he encounters people with engine trouble and helps them get their car running again. They are reluctant to leave him stranded, so they take him home to their large estate in the Bekaa valley, a place where production is not only agricultural, and a place he may never leave again.

Ghassan Salhab was born in 1958 and has directed five long films: Beyrouth Fantôme, Terra Incognita
(selected by Un Certain Regard - Cannes 2002), The Last Man, 1958, and The Mountain, in addition to numerous short films and videos, including (Posthume); Narcisse Perdu; My living body, my deadbody; La Rose de personne; Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid); Afrique Fantôme;Après la Mort… In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He also published Fragments du Livre dunaufrage (bilingual publishing, French and Arabic - 2012, Amers Editions), and different texts and articles in various magazines.