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Mother Valley

Mother Valley

A Feature film by Carlos Chahine

Produced by 13 Productions, Autres Rivages

Release in France : 14/06/2023


    Lebanon, 1958. A civil war rages.
    A young mother and model wife, Layla, spends the summer with her family in a remote village in the Christian mountains.
    It’s wedding season but her two younger sisters, Eva and Nada, have no desire to follow in Layla’s footsteps by accepting an arranged marriage organized by their father, a broke feudal aristocrat.
    This summer, an encounter with a French guy and his mother opens Layla’s eyes on her condition as a woman living in a patriarchal society, where female fates are decided by men – fathers, husbands, and even sons. For the first time ever, Layla suddenly stifles.



    Mother Valley

    Trailer (French subs)

    Actors (9)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producers :

    13 Productions, Autres Rivages

    Foreign production company :

    Orjouane Productions

    French distributors :

    JHR Films, jour2fête

    Co-production :

    Les Quatre Cents Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    France tv distribution

    Full credits (11)

    Executive Producer :

    Hannah Taïeb

    Foreign producer :

    Sabine Sidawi

    Screenwriter :

    Carlos Chahine

    Director of Photography :

    Thomas Bataille

    Editor :

    Gladys Joujou

    Costume designer :

    Ola Achkar

    Assistant Director :

    Euric Allaire

    Sound Recordist :

    Rayan Obeidiyin

    Co-producer :

    Chantal Fischer

    Press Attachés (film) :

    François Hassan Guerrar, Julie Braun

    Music Composer :

    Antonin Tardy

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France (85.62%), Lebanon (14.38%)

    Original French-language productions :


    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Lebanon)

    Production year :


    French release :


    Runtime :

    1 h 26 min

    Current status :

    Upcoming release

    Visa number :


    Approval :


    Posters (1)