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Yara (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 30 May 2019 (Lebanon)
Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

Director:

Abbas Fahdel

Writer:

Abbas Fahdel
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michelle Wehbe Michelle Wehbe ... Yara (as Micha Wehbe)
Elias Freifer Elias Freifer ... Elias
Mary Alkady Mary Alkady ... Mary
Elias Alkady Elias Alkady
Charbel Alkady Charbel Alkady
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Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Lebanon | Iraq | France

Language:

Arabic

Release Date:

30 May 2019 (Lebanon) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lebanon

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Production Co:

Stalker Production ( See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (5.1 Surround Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Pure cinema
5 May 2019 | by paoloedipoSee all my reviews

Yara is a rare film in the way that it is not encumbered with a classic narrative. Its singular simplicity makes it not a hollow or empty film, but filled with a free space, where the spectator can freely enter and circulate with the characters. These actors and landscapes, so lovingly filmed, seem familiar to us, by the mere presence of a camera that seems inhabited by the belief in its own power. It's pure cinema, because the film, by its absolute faith in the cinema, proves that it does have a power of incarnation that has to do with magic. Yara is the only film I know which, starting by the most concrete reality, reaches a poetic metaphor, almost passing, to put it quickly, from the most raw documentary to the purest fiction.


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