The Kite

TitleThe Kite
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsSabag, Randa Chahal
Running Time80 minutes
Date Released2003
DistributorPyramide Distribution
Publication Languagearabic

In Israeli-occupied Lebanon, a young girl defies her family's expectations, Palestinian politics, and gender norms. Lamia's family arranges a marriage with her cousin to provide her with a life free of occupation across the border. Her love for an Israeli soldier and unhappiness in her marriage leave her ostracized when she returns home but free to live her life. 


Flavia Bechara

Maher Bsaibes

Julia Kassar

Liliane Nemri

Ziad Rahbani


Directed and Written by Randa Chahal Sabag

Cinematography by Dominique Brenguier and Alain Levent

Edited by Yves Deschamps and Marie-Pierre Renaud

Music by Ziad Rahbani


Drama, War, Romance

Alternate TitleLe Cerf-volant
Original PublicationTayyarah min waraq
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