Asma and Sarah, two women originally from the Levant, find themselves working in the same restaurant in the city of Lyon in France. Both bear the weight of a home they were forced to leave behind. Initially wary of each other, they gradually discover a common thread that binds them - one that dates back to when the Silk Road connected Lyon to their home countries. In the midst of forced migrations, can we move past our animosity to find solace in each other?
With Masa Zaher, Noel Keserwany, Severine Warneys
Michelle Keserwany and Noel Keserwany are Lebanese musicians, writers, and filmmakers. The sisters are known for their satirical music videos that criticize the Lebanese corrupt political system. For the past few years, the sisters have been developing their first political documentary Slow Burn, a co-production between France and Lebanon, produced by Special Touch Studios and supported by the CNC. The sisters’ debut short fiction film Les Chenilles received the Golden Bear for Best Short at the Berlinale 2023.