The Day I lost my Shadow

Soudade Kaadan

Syria, 2012. During the coldest winter the country has witnessed, all Sana dreams of is cooking gas to prepare a meal for her son. She takes a day off from her job to search for a gas cylinder and suddenly finds herself stuck in the besieged area. It is then that, she discovers that people lose their shadows during the war.

First feature film of the Syrian director Soudade Kaadan. It has won the award Lion of the Future in Venice in 2018.

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A coproduction KAF Production (Lebanon/Syria) and Acrobates Films (France)
Best First Film – Prix Luigi De Laurentiis / Orizontti Competition Venise
Toronto TIFF Discovery 2018
BFI London
Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, HBF+Europe Minority Fund, Arab Human Rights Fund, Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Prince Claus Grant, Doha Film Institute, SANAD, Asian Cinema Fund.
Sawsan ARSHID (Sana), Reham AL KASAR (Reem), Samer ISMAIL (Jalal), Ahmad ALI (Khalil).
Author and Director : Soudade Kaadan
Delegate Producer : Amira Kaadan

Director of Photography : Eric Devin
Sound engineer : Rayan Obeid
1st Assistant director : Sonia Tahallah
Set designer : Maia Al Khoury
Costume designer : Rime Al Jabr
Chief editor : Pierre Deschamps