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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, May 10 9:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Lebanon
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Jude Chehab


Winner - Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director, Tribeca Film Festival, 2023
Winner - Best First Feature, Sheffield International Documentary Festival, 2023

Where do we draw the line between love and devotion? An intimate and haunting portrayal of a quest for love and acceptance at any cost, Q depicts the insidious influence of a secretive matriarchal religious order in Lebanon on three generations of women in the Chehab family.

Filmmaker Jude Chehab potently documents the unspoken ties and consequences of loyalty that have bonded her mother, grandmother and herself to the mysterious organization.

A masterful portrait of the toll that decades of unrequited love, lost hope, abuse and despair takes on a person, Q is a multigenerational tale of the eternal search for meaning.

A love story of a different kind, this documentary delicately portrays the complexities of unseen power that intermesh the lives of those who love a woman whose heart is in the hands of someone else.

In Arabic and English with English subtitles.

Join writer/director Jude Chehab for a post-screening Q&A via Zoom.

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