Vatche Boulghourjian


  • Bozar hall M

    Film (avant-première)

Rabih, a blind young singer, lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he applies for a passport and discovers that his identification card is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories, open further questions and give him minor clues about his identity. He encounters a nation incapable of telling his or its own narrative.

Vatche Boulghourjian is a Lebanese filmmaker. He holds an MFA from New York University's Graduate Film Program. Fifth Column, Boulghourjian's thesis film at NYU, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Cinéfondation program, where it was awarded Third Prize. His first feature film, Tramontane, was selected in the Critics’ Week in the Cannes Film Festival and in the La Rochelle Film Festival. Film de la Rochelle.

In Arabic, with subtitles in French

  • 2015, Lebanon/France/Qatar/United Arab Emirates, 105’
  • Supported by the Venice Biennale College Cinema, the Doha Film Institute, the Sundance Institute, and the IFP.