Scene from the film The Sea Between Us
Scene from the film The Sea Between Us
Scene from the film The Sea Between Us
Scene from the film The Sea Between Us
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The Sea Between Us

  • Canada
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Fifteen years of bloody civil war have left deep marks on Lebanon’s society. Decades after the war’s end Beirut is still fraught with tension and economic instability. The filmmaker follows two women, members of the same generation but from different backgrounds. Hayat and Wafaa, one Muslim and the other Christian, live in neighbourhoods where well-established political parties and regional conflicts only stir up bad memories. Are forgiveness and reconciliation possible in a city still carved up by invisible borders and broken over political and religious ideology?


  • Original title
    The Sea Between Us
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marlene Edoyan
  • DOP
    Alexandre Lampron
  • Editing
    Ariane Pétel-Despots
  • Sound
    Bruno Pucella
  • Duration
    102 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • IDFA, Amsetrdam 2019
    • RIDM, Montreal 2019
    • DOK.fest Munich 2020
    • Thin Line, Texas 2020
    • Global Cinema Film Festival Boston 2020
    • Lebanese Film Festival in Canada 2020
    • Visions du Réel 2020
    • Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Québec 2021
    • Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Québec 2021
  • Awards
    • Best Director Award | Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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