Lina, a young girl in war-torn Beirut, finds an ally and friend in Sihan, her domineering aunt's maid. Sihan shows Lina what her life could be like, but tests the girl's limits when she asks her to help plot her escape from the city.
Co-production between Belgium; France; Germany; and, Lebanon.
Winner at the Milan Film Festival 2004: Best Feature Film
Winner of the New Voices/New Visions Grand Jury Prize, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 2005
Winner of the IMA Grand Prize, at the Paris Biennal of Arab Cinema 2004
Nominated for a Gold Hugo, at the Chicago International Film Festival 2004: New Directors Competition (Danielle Arbid)
Nominated for the Grand Prize, at the Tokyo FILMeX 2004