Directed by Kenton Oxley and Hassiba Freiha, the Lebanese film Farah was officially selected for the 10th anniversary of the Chelsea Film Festival where it will be screened on Friday, October 14, at Regal Cinemas Union Square in Auditorium 10.
Farah is a psychological thriller highlighting mental health issues and family dynamics in Beirut, Lebanon.
The storyline revolves around a pre-med student, Lina, who starts experiencing nightmares. Eventually, she decides to see a doctor, who prescribes her the antidepressant, Xapa, also known in its illegal form as Joy.
Despite the support of her best friend Sami, her nightmares only worsen. A link between her and her birth mother Farah then emerges when Lina begins to discover hidden family secrets, leading to a web of shattering truth revelations.
Farah first premiered at the Beirut International Women Film Festival and was showcased at the 11th edition of the San Diego Arab Film Festival (SDAFF).
The film is produced by Knockout Productions and stars Stephanie Atala, Majdi Machmouchi, Hassiba Freiha, and Nader Abd Alhay, among others.