The Day I Lost my Shadow
2019 - by Soudade Kaadan
  • Venice Orizontti Competition – Best First Feature – Luigi De Laurentiis Award

  • Toronto TIFF Discovery

  • BFI London

Syria, 2012. During the coldest winter ever 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 an area under siege. It is then that she discovers that people lose their shadows during war.

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  • Sana : Sawsan Arsheed
  • Rym : Reham Al Kassar
  • Jalal : Samer Ismael
  • Mahmoud : Oweiss Mokhallalati
  • Um Mahmoud : Hanane Haji Ali
  • Autor and Director : Soudade Kaadan
  • Delegate Producer : Amira Kaadan
  • Coproducer : Claire Lajoumard
  • Editing : Pierre Deschamps – Soudade Kaadan
  • Director of photography : Eric Devin
  • Music composer : Kinan Azmeh
  • Sound mixing : Nicolas D’Halluin
  • Sound editing : Victor Bresse – Thomas Robert
  • Sound engineer : Rayan Obeid
  • Colorist : Yiannis Zharoyiannis
  • Head of Costume Design : Rime Al Jaber
  • VFX : Fadi Baki- Kristine Baz
  • Head Makeup artist: Lena Hallis

Born in France in 1979, Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director.

She studied Critical Theatre in Damascus, Syria, then Cinema at the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies(ISACS) in Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon.

Her films have been selected and awarded in many international festivals.

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