From long resentments to deep secrets, an overdue family reunion erupts with drama when the matriarch makes a disturbing discovery.
"This movie is by far, the most brilliant Lebanese movie i ve seen in a while: Lucien summarized the story of a war-traumatized society in such a simple setup using gifted first-time amateur actors, encompassing all the issues we, the Lebanese, keep pushing under the rug (and they keep coming back with a vengeance), our denials, our frustrations... A look at the faces of the audience leaving the cinema and the silence covering everyone's baffled mind, explains what im trying to say here much more expressively."
"Ghada el Eid "Heaven without People" is a true reflection of a casual holiday reunion by a Christian Lebanese family! Endless talk of politics, immigration, relegion, extremism and above all unfortunately fake relations amoung the family itself! Written and directed by Lucien Bourjeily, the movie is shot in a hand held camera dogma style and it really seems like you're watching a one location play. A simple gathering that turns upside down into unexpected surprises which I will not spoil for sure! To conclude, it wouldn't have been powerful without a great cast of "non-professional" actors that helped make the movie even more real! You'll find a true copy of yourself in one of the characters I can assure that! Go watch independent Lebanese movies it's on Netflix."