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Yom Adaatou Zouli (The Day I Lost My Shadow)


Soudade Kaadan
KAF Production (Amira Kaadan, Soudade Kaadan), Acrobates Film (Claire Lajoumard), Metaphora Production
Running Time:
Syria, Lebanon, France, Qatar
Main Cast:
Sawsan Arsheed, Reham Al Kassar, Samer Ismael, Oweiss Moukhallalati, Ahmad Morhaf Al Ali
Soudade Kaadan
Eric Devin
Pierre Deschamps, Soudade Kaadan
Costume Designer:
Rime Al Jaber
Kinan Azmeh
Rayan Obeidine
Visual Effects:
Fadi Baki, Kristine Baz


Syria, 2012. During the coldest winter the country has witnessed, all Sana dreams of is cooking gas to prepare a meal for her son. She takes a day off from her job to search for a gas cylinder and suddenly finds herself stuck in the besieged area. It is then that she discovers that people lose their shadows during the war.

Director’s Statement

This film was written in a country where tomorrow is an unimaginable thought. What is tomorrow if you are living under constant bombing? Alternating between the relief to be missed by the falling missiles and the grief imagining it fell on someone else. That’s why the film doesn’t try to predict or talk about the future. It limits itself in three days of Sana’s life, in a precise moment of Damascus history. The film alternates between different levels: reality, dreams, illusions and hyperrealist universe. In this film, I have showed how losing a shadow is a traumatizing experience that is reflected through a magical realism concept.


PRODUCTION 1: KAF Production
Beirut, Lebanon
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PRODUCTION 2: Acrobates Films
49 rue des poissonniers
75018 - Paris, France
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PRODUCTION 3: Metaphora Production WLL
60 Aldafna- Alfardan tower L19
83040 – Doha, Qatar
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