Tramontane, project selected for the first workshop of the first edition of Biennale College – Cinema, is among the latest funding recommendations of the World Cinema Fund of the Berlinale. It was awarded 40,000 euros.
The World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure. It supports films that could not be made without additional funding: films that stand out with an unconventional aesthetic approach, that tell powerful stories and transmit an authentic image of their cultural roots.
Here’s the synopsis of the project:
Walid, a blind man, travels across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth. He meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give Walid minor clues about his true identity, culminating in a devastating realization. Descending into a void at the heart of his existence, Walid encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.