The Children of Oedipus

Institute History

  • 2006 Rawi Middle East Screenwriters Lab in Jordan


Children of Oedipus is a story of Nour, a second-generation Lebanese immigrant living in New York who moves back to Lebanon with her husband, Selim. She discovers the country through her role as Antigone in a play she is preparing when she become unable to distinguish anymore the world of the living from the world of the dead, Nour is driven to sacrifice her life and the life of her child to repay the family debt—unless Selim can save her


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