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The Trees



A film by Ramzi Bashour

Genre(s): Black comedy / Comedy / Drama

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The Trees

Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2021: Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival Special Jury Prize
  • 2021: IFFR International Film Festival Rotterdam


Bashir attends his father's funeral in rural Lebanon only to discover a pathogen infecting the trees across his village. A dark-comedy about tradition, grief, and the environment.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 23'
  • Country(ies) of production: Lebanon / United States
  • Original Language(s): Arabic
  • Subtitle(s) available: English
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Nadim Shartouny,  Sassine Kawzali, Fadia Tannir,  Zaher Kais, Ghazaros Altonian
  • Screenplay: Ramzi Bashour
  • Cinematographer: Alfonso Herrera-Salcedo
  • Editor: Hasan Hadi
  • Sound: Ramzi Mady, Mohamad Khreizat
  • Producer: Ramzi Bashour