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.

Category

Fiction

Year of Production

2019

Country

Syria

Duration

100′

Language

Arab/e

Show Times
  • Tuesday 24/11/2020 – 9:00 pm

  • Thursday 26/11/2020 – 2:30 pm

Directed by
Joud Said

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

Cast:
Mohammed Al-Ahmad
Lujain Ismael
Husain Abbas
Nadia Sedki