Danielle Arbid

Danielle Arbid is a French filmmaker of Lebanese origin who has been directing films since 1997. SIMPLE PASSION (2020), her fourth feature, was listed in the Cannes official selection. Her first two features, DANS LES CHAMPS DE BATAILLE (2004) and UN HOMME PERDU (2007), were screened at the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Festival, picking up numerous awards, including the Directors' Fortnight Prize and the Milan Grand Prize or the Reflet d’Or at Cinéma-tout-écran, Genève.
Her documentaries and other filmed essays have been given an excellent reception and won the Gold Leopard for CONVERSATIONS DE SALON (2001) at the Locarno Festival and the Silver Leopard also at Locarno for video for SEULE AVEC LA GUERRE (2004).


A film by Danielle Arbid

2015 - France - Drama

The 90’s. Lina, 18, arrives to Paris for her studies. She is looking for what she can’t find in her home country Lebanon: a taste of freedom. Lead by her natural instinct for self-preservation, she experiences different sides of the Parisian jungle and becomes conscious of her own place. Because when you are 18, your dream is to embrace the world - not just one boy...