Toronto 2015
Official Selection


A Film by Danielle Arbid

2015 - France - Drama - 1.85 DCP - 119 min.

with Paul Hamy , Manal Issa , Vincent Lacoste , Damien Chapelle & Dominique Blanc

Language: French
Produced by Philippe Martin & David Thion

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...

Toronto 2015
Official Selection

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Dancing Dreams

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2009 - Germany - Documentary - 1.85 DCP - 89 min.

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