Other : St. Anne’s-Belfield
In Syria2017. Lebanon/France/Belgium. 85 min.
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw Featuring: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar.
The reality of life as a civilian in modern-day Damascus is explored in gripping and visceral detail. Trapped inside her own home as the city around her is reduced to rubble, mother of three Oum Yazan takes comfort in the familiarity of household routines. The streets below are a war zone, with a barricaded doorway providing the only protection from the threat of deadly bombs and sniper fire. One day, an ominous knock on the door signals that their time in hiding is almost up. When she can no longer impede the violence from entering the home, Oum Yazan is forced to make a terrible sacrifice in order to protect those she loves.Includes English Subtitles