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Eight Nominations for Films Distributed by MAD Solutions at the Lebanese Movie Awards

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Heaven Sent | Go Home | Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles)

Eight Nominations for Films Distributed by MAD Solutions at the Lebanese Movie Awards


Three films distributed by MAD Solutions are going to compete for eight awards at the 5th Lebanese Movie Awards. The films are: Heaven Sent (Tombé du Ciel)bydirector Wisam Charaf, Go Home by director Jihane Chouaib and Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) by Hady Zaccak. The awards ceremony will take place in Beirut during April 2018.

Heaven Sent has been nominatedfor Best Lebanese Motion Picture, Best Ensemble Cast and Best Writing (Wisam Charaf). As for Go Home, it has been nominated for Best Lebanese Director (Jihane Chouaib), Best Cinematography (Tommaso Fiorilli) and Best Sound Design (Beatrice Wick), while Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) has been nominated for Best Cinematography (Muriel Aboulrouss) and Best Sound Design (Emile Aouad).

The Lebanese Movie Awards, known as the LMAs, is an award ceremony recognizing the best Lebanese and International cinematic achievements in the filmmaking industry. The LMAs honor these films both in their artistic and technical aspects. The awards ceremony, that was first presented in 2014, is being held for the fifth consecutive year.

About Heaven Sent:
Heaven Sent had its world premiere at the2016 Cannes Film Festival within the Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion (ACID) section. Recently, the film was screened at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). After 20 years apart, Samir a former militiaman who was presumed dead reappears in the life of Omar, his little brother who has become a bodyguard in Beirut. Between drama and comedy, Samir has to come to terms with a country he no longer recognizes.

Scripted by Mariette Désert and the film's director Wissam Charaf, Heaven Sent stars Raed Yassin, Said Serhan, Yumna Marwan, Rodrigue Sleiman and George Melki.The film is a Lebanese-French co-production between Aurora Films and Né à Beyrouth.

About Go Home:
Go Home follows Nada, who is returning to her abandoned family home in Lebanon that was destroyed and dilapidated by the war, turning its garden into a dump. She decides to resettle in this place amidst her childhood memories, setting a mission for herself: finding the body of her grandfather who had disappeared during the Civil War. Her journey leads her to discover myths and secrets while searching for her own identity.

Go Home stars award-winning Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani, who began her career at the age of 14 and won five awards at five different film festivals. Farahani also starred alongside Leonardo Dicaprio in Body of Lies, becoming the first Iranian actress to take part in a Hollywood production since 1979.
Supported by Enjaaz Programme, Go Home was nominated for the Best Feature Film Award within the Best Muhr Fiction Feature competition at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in 2015. In the same year, the film was nominated for the New Currents Award at the Busan International Film Festival. Go Home also concluded the events of the 12th Lebanese Film Festival and took part in the 5th Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

About Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles):
Director Hady Zaccak follows his grandmother Henriette as she ages and crosses the centenarian milestone to reach 104 years. He witnesses the transformation of her memory, her emigration from Lebanon to Brazil and the stories of love, children and suspended time. The film is written and directed by Hady Zaccak, produced by ZAC Films and distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) won the Jury Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, and before that it won the Award of Merit at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival in Nassau, USA and an Appreciation Award at the Impact Docs Awards. Landing its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature Competition, Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles) took part in several film festivals including Beirut Cinema Days 2017, Sharm El Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, where it marked the sole documentary within the International Features Competition, Cairo Cinema Days and Lebanese Film Festival (LFF) in Sydney, Australia.