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Starting out with a depiction of the Arab world that bucks the preconceptions of Western viewers, a group of cosmopolitan friends are gathered for a picnic. They laugh, drink beer, tell dirty jokes, and speculate on politics. It’s 2011, less than a year after the democratization of that country. But things are still dangerous. After the picnic, Fares, his wife Meriam and their son Aziz head off for a weekend resort. On the way, their car is ambushed by terrorists and Aziz is gravely wounded. He’ll need a liver transplant if he’s to live. While Fares goes to get a change of clothing and Meriam sits alone on vigil with her son, she learns from Aziz’ doctor that that tests show she is the wrong blood type and Fares’ liver won’t do for a partial donation. She also learns that Fares can’t be Aziz’ biological father and only the biological father can approve a transplant if and when a match is found.
César Award for Best Actor (2021),
Saad Eldin Wahba Award for Best Arabic Film (2019),
Orizzonti Award for Best Actor (2019),
Salah Abu Seif Award for Best Artistic Contribution (2019)