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Year 2022
Runtime 78 mins
Language Arabic, English
Subtitles English
Calgary Premiere Premiere
  • In Cinema Only

Preceded by the short film: FEAR & LOATHING by Cartel Madras and Dom Dias

Headstrong 23-year-old guitarist Lilas Mayassi lives with her mom and younger brother on the outskirts of Beirut. By day, Lilas teaches music to kids. By night, she’s trying to keep her thrash metal band together. On top of it all, Lilas is secretly falling for a young woman living across the border in Syria.

With the future of her band, her country and her dreams now at stake, Lilas must decide what kind of leader she will be for her band and as a young woman struggling to define herself amid political strife.

Fantasia International Film Festival, Hot Docs Festival, Sundance Film Festival
Rita Baghdadi
Executive Producer
Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph, Cindy Holland, John Boccardo, Derek Esplin, Kathryn Everett, Bryn Mooser, Dave Pell, Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Rita Baghdadi, Camilla Hall
Rita Baghdadi
Grace Zahrah
Para One
Lilas Mayassi, Shery Bechara, Maya Khairallah, Alma Doumani