Awake (وعيت)

Director: Mazen Fayad, Creator: Nadia Tabbara, Producer: Mazen Fayad, Production Company: Momaz Flick, Lebanon, 16X45’, 2019, Rights: World (excl. MENA )

Awake is about a young woman, Dana (Flavia Bechara), who wakes up from a coma 12 years later, unable to speak or really interact with others. Surrounded by her loving family, and with the help of her sisters Lama (Stephanie Atallah) and Jinane (Ruba Zaarour), she slowly comes to grips with what happened to her and how social media has taken over the world, she has woken up to a new world where everyone she has ever loved is different. Family secrets and past lies begin to unravel, a story-line full of twists.

From the press:

“In Awake, you feel like you’re peering into the lives of real people in extremely weird situations. It’s how you probably talk with your friends when you’re hanging out, and for once, a local TV show doesn’t feel like an old-timey play, but a deep dive into our modern society in Lebanon.”

Gino Raidy