Summer Rains

DIRECTOR: Gabriella Choueifaty
15 MINUTES I france

As the 2006 war rages in Lebanon, 13-year-old Sariah, her older sister and her mother try to lead a seemingly normal life, confined to their mountain home overlooking Beirut. Tensions between the three women soon resurface. Sariah takes refuge in her world made of cartoons and war footage. But the awakening of her sexuality will only stress the rivalry with her sister.


Production: Films de Force Majeure

Release : Planned for 2023



Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (prod.), France Télévisions, CNC (audiovisual), MEDIA Creative Europe, Fonds Image de la Francophonie (OIF), Région Sud (dev.), City of Marseille, Procirep Angoa
In partnership with
Catalogue du Sensible


Writer & Director Gabriella Choueifaty
Producer Jérôme Nunes

Technical sheet

Format HD
Sound 5.1, stereo
Length 15 minutes
Original language French, Arabic


Euro Connection

Project selected at WarshatAflam (Rencontres internationales des cinémas arabes), avec le soutien du CNC – Talents en court et de la Région Sud