Kibbi, The

82 minutes, 2002

In a foreign land, an imagined and real homeland, Franchy encounters the images and invented memories of another homeland. She is surrounded by a Syrian father who writes, a filmmaker who compiles the father’s memories in images, a mother and a young neighbour who cook traditional Arab food, and a sister who lives in a constant cultural dilemma. All the different realities overlap in the images we see through the sisters’ eyes. The day’s condensed actions and mounting conflicts culminate in a family dinner dedicated to savour the traditional Arab meal. Next morning the girls are left to meditate on the images and sounds of the day before, a cold and saddening reminder of the growing distance forming between them.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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