Here Comes the Rain
By: Bahij Hojeij
(Belgium, 2010, 100 min)
Screens: Sunday, November 13th, 5:00 pm
Kidnapped in the mid-1980s, during the war in Lebanon, Ramez is suddenly released from prison after 20 years. Profoundly changed, Ramez returns to his family. Unable to relate to them, he often wanders the streets of Beirut, where he meets a woman whose husband was kidnapped under similar circumstances.
Bahij Hojeij earned his degree in film from Louis Lumière College in Paris and has been a film professor at the Lebanese University’s Institute of Fine Arts. After making several shorts , his feature debut Ring of Fire won a 2004 Fipresci Prize. Here Comes the Rain is his second film.