The Kite

Overview

Lebanese filmmaker Randa Chahal Sabbag directs the drama La Cerf Volant The Kite. Teenaged Lamia Flavia Bechara lives in southern Lebanon near the border to Israel. One day she lets her kite fly into the Israeli side and attempts to retrieve it. She then meets Israeli Arab border guard Youssef Maher Bsaibes, who works in a tower overlooking both sides of the barbed-wire fence separating the countries. Her family is outraged, so they send her off to marry her cousin on the other side of the border. Lamia refuses ...
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Overview

Lebanese filmmaker Randa Chahal Sabbag directs the drama La Cerf Volant The Kite. Teenaged Lamia Flavia Bechara lives in southern Lebanon near the border to Israel. One day she lets her kite fly into the Israeli side and attempts to retrieve it. She then meets Israeli Arab border guard Youssef Maher Bsaibes, who works in a tower overlooking both sides of the barbed-wire fence separating the countries. Her family is outraged, so they send her off to marry her cousin on the other side of the border. Lamia refuses to sleep with her new husband, instead maintaining an interest in Youssef. The Kite was shown at the 2003 Venice Film Festival.
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Special Features

Director's Statement; Discussion Guide
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • UPC: 720229913652
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: First Run Features
  • Time: 1:20:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Flavia Behara Lamia
Maher Bsaibes Youssef
Ziad Rahbani
Technical Credits
Randa Chahal Sabbag Director, Screenwriter
Jerome Ayasse Sound/Sound Designer
Houeida Azar Executive Producer
Humbert Balsan Producer
Xavier Bonneyrat Sound/Sound Designer
Sylvain Chauvelot Production Designer
Dina Hammoud Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Levent Cinematographer
Ziad Rahbani Score Composer
Marie-Pierre Renaud Editor
Fawzi Tabet Sound/Sound Designer
Dzovig Torikian Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kite
1. The Borderline [4:23]
2. Betrothed [8:39]
3. Awaiting Destiny [6:55]
4. Arrangements [8:58]
5. Wedding Day [7:16]
6. Barbed Wire [4:46]
7. Love and Hate [6:46]
8. Wit's End [5:59]
9. Alone Again [4:55]
10. Homecoming [8:14]
11. Wind Becomes Water [5:57]
12. Credits [2:34]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Kite
   Start Film
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Discussion Guide
      Global Lens Showcase
      Global Lens 2008 Series Trailer
   The Global Film Initiative First Run Features
      The Acquisition Program
      The Traveling Film Series: Global Lens
      The Education Program
      The Granting Program
      The Commercial Distribution Program
      Global Lens Tour Locations
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