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WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

by Nadine Labaki

synopsis

On the edge of a cratered road, a cortège-like procession of women solemnly makes its way towards the village cemetery. Takla, Amale, Yvonne, Afaf and Saydeh stoically brave the oppressive midday heat, clutching photographic effigies of their beloved menfolk, lost to a futile, protracted and distant war. Some of the women are veiled, others bear wooden crosses, but all are clad in black and united by a sense of shared grief. As they arrive at the cemetery gates, the procession divides into two congregations; one Muslim, the other Christian. Set against the backdrop of a war-torn country, Where do we go now ? tells the heart-warming tale of a group of women’s determination to protect their isolated, mine-encircled, community from the pervasive and divisive outside forces that threaten to destroy it from within.

international title: Where Do We Go Now?
original title: Et maintenant on va ou ?
country: Lebanon, France
sales agent: Pathé International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Nadine Labaki
film run: 100'
release date: FR 14/09/2011, IT 20/01/2012, ES 02/03/2012, DE 22/03/2012, PL 30/03/2012, PT 12/04/2012, NO 04/05/2012, NL 10/05/2012, DK 07/06/2012, GB 22/06/2012, SE 20/07/2012
screenplay: Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Rodney Al Haddad
cast: Claude Msawbaa, Leyla Fouad, Antoinette El-Noufaily, Nadine Labaki
cinematography by: Christophe Offenstein
film editing: Véronique Lange
art director: Cynthia Zahar
costumes designer: Caroline Labaki
music: Khaled Mouzanar
producer: Anne-Dominique Toussaint
production: Les Films des Tournelles, Pathé Films, France 3 Cinéma, Les Films de Beyrouth (LB), United Artistic Group (EG), Prima TV (IT)
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Benelux Films Distributors Belgium (BFD), Eagle Pictures, Alta Films, Tobis Film GmbH & Co KG, PRIS Audiovisuais