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INSYRIATED / IN SYRIA (Lebanon)
February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
Writer|Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Running Time: 85 minutes
Distributor: Film Movement
Language: Arabic w|English Subtitles
Starring: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
FESTIVALS: USA: Seattle International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Philadelphia International Film Festival, Virginia Film Festival; Germany, Berlin International Film Festival; Australia, Sydney Film Festival; Taiwan, Taipei Film Festival; Ireland, Galway Film Fleadh; China, First International Film Festival Xining; France, Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême; Canada, Toronto International Film Festival, Quebec City Film Festival; Japan, Tokyo International Film Festival; Netherlands, Leiden International Film Festival; Greece, Thessaloniki International Film Festival; Sweden, Stockholm International Film Festival; Egypt, Cairo International Film Festival
AWARDS: Berlin International Film Festival, Label Europa Cinemas, Best Director; Panorama Audience Award, Best Fiction Film, Best Director; Cairo International Film Festival, Silver Pyramid, Best Actress, Politiken’s Audience Award, Philippe Van Leeuw, Best Director
“Belgian cinematographer-turned-director Philippe Van Leeuw confronts a city in conflict head-on and, in doing so, presents a devastatingly direct and intimate study of the effects of war on ordinary people.” Sight & Sound, Nikki Baughan
Website w|Trailer: https://www.curzonartificialeye.com/insyriated/