The film Riverbed (بركة العروس) by the Lebanese director Bassem Breche grabbed three awards at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival.
The film won the Special Mention for Best Arab Film Award, the Special Jury Award, and the Best Performance Award for Lebanese actress Carole Abboud.
Riverbed is a feature fiction telling the story of Salma and her returning daughter Thuraya in Chouf and their attempt to maintain and reconstruct their lives with and against each other.
Salma has survived by maintaining her independence, however, the past did not let her, and brought back Thuraya divorced and pregnant.
The film is starred by Carole Abboud and Omaya Malaeb and is produced by The Attic.
Bassem Breche is a Lebanese Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter. He first started his career as an actor in Lebanon before going to the UK where he starred in many feature films, including Blind-Fight and The Hamburg Cell.
In 2007, his first short film was also selected for Cannes Critics’ Week.