Khaldoun and his brother Aref are divided by the Syrian civil war. When Aref’s troops attack his home village, Nejmeh, the twin sister of Khaldoun’s lover Nesmeh, is killed. To escape Aref’s revenge against Khaldoun, Nesmeh pretends to be her sister. A symbolically heightened parable about the fratricidal war, which eschews political posturing to focus on the consequences of violence for the population.
Joud Said, born in Damascus in 1980, studied directing in Lyon. His films, funded by the National Film Organisation, often skirt the limits of Syrian censorship.
Screenplay: Samah Kattal/Joud Said
Cinematography: Oukba Ezzeddine
Music: Samir Kwefati
Editing: Raouf Zaza