Synopsis by Mark Deming
A group of women out to visit their loved ones must fend for themselves under difficult circumstances in this drama from writer and director Dima El-Horr. A bus full of female passengers is riding through the deserts of Lebanon, en route to a state prison where their sons, husbands and sweethearts are serving time. While the trip is difficult for some, many of the women are upbeat about the prospect of seeing their men, but everyone's outlook is changed when bullets tear through the vehicle, killing the driver and leaving the bus stranded in the middle of nowhere. With few other options, the women climb off the bus and set out to find a city, but they can reach no consensus among themselves about which way to go, so the women go off in a dozen different directions in search of the same ultimate goal. Chaque Jour Est Une Fete (aka Every Day Is A Holiday) was an official selection at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.