After 15 years of exile in France, Kamal returns to Beirut with his mind set on one goal: recreate the dance group he had formed with his school friends and whom he hasn’t seen since – but today, not only does he want to bring back this disparate group together, but also take the bold move of introducing a Western flavor to the traditional Dabkeh music.
When the dancers audition before the jury of the national Dabkeh festival, they are curtly rejected on the basis that they are causing prejudice to the “only cultural icon left”. This prompts them to refurbish their old school bus and embark on a road trip across Lebanese towns to perform and introduce their pioneering dance to the public.
As they struggle to win people over to their alternative spirit, each of the dancers also realizes that they have also embarked on a personal journey to bond with their childhood, their friendships lost and found, the pains of the war and of separation... a journey that will lead a group of friends to turn the page on a painful past.
Bosta is a road musical that takes the audience on a wonderful journey across various Lebanese regions... a journey accompanied by a groundbreaking track and, of course, this truly pioneering dance, the electro-dabkeh.(more)
Kamal : Rodney El Haddad,
Alia : Nadine Labaki,
Vola: Nada Abou Farhat,
Omar: Omar Rajeh,
Arze : Liliane Nemri,
Khalil: Bshara Atallah,
Toufic: Mounir Malaeb,
Gardien: Mahmoud Mabsout,
Isabelle: Rana Alamudin Karam,
Sound: Myriam Chayeb,
Music: Ali el Khatib, Simon Emmerson and Martin Russell,
Editor: Dana K. Trometer, Dina Charara,(more)