The upcoming film adaptation of Nathalie Abi-Ezzi’s acclaimed novel A GIRL MADE OF DUST is among the “200 most anticipated films for 2017” list on the Ion Cinema Website.
A GIRL MADE OF DUST is produced by Alliance de production Cinématographique, and the screenplay is written by Steve Hawes and Monica Solon. The film is directed by Hiam Abbass. Abbass is a criticially-acclaimed actress who made her directorial debut with INHERITANCE, which competed at Venice and Karlovy Vary.
The film is also among the 25 projects selected for the 7th edition of Les Arcs European Film Festival’s Coproduction Village.
In the novel eight-year-old Ruba lives in a village near Beirut, in 1980s Lebanon, as civil war divides her country. Her father’s depression threatens their livelihood, and her brother runs wild with boys with guns. As Ruba decides she has to save her family, Israeli troops invade and danger comes ever closer, but in the end love and family prevail.