IN SYRIA (AKA Insyriated) With Actress Hiam Abbass in person!



Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Thu, Jan 4 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Mon, Jan 29 7:30 PM Event Date Passed


(AKA Insyriated)
Date January 29 at 7:30 pm
Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes reception
With Actress Hiam Abbass in person!

Legendary Israeli-Palestinian actress Hiam Abass (Munich, The Visitor, Lemon Tree, Blade Runner 2049) is brilliant as a Syrian mother trying to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This gripping study of life in Damascus won the Audience Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.

About as relevant and urgent as it’s possible to get, Philippe Van Leeuw’s claustrophobic and powerful film throws us amongst a middle-class family, barricaded inside their flat in the middle of the city. Whilst in the distance, war rages, nearby snipers lie in wait, and opportunistic men stalk the streets. As what’s going on outside makes its way inside, formidable matriarch Oum Yazan (Hiam Abass) is the one charged with making the sorts of decisions no-one should ever have to make. Legendary Israeli-Palestinian star Hiam Abass, who has previously worked with Steven Spielberg, Jim Jarmusch, Tom McCarthy, and Denis Villeneuve, delivers a stunning performance in this tense drama. (Belgium/France/Lebanon, 2017, 85 min., NR, Arabic with English subtitles | Dir. Philippe Van Leeuw)

With Actress Hiam Abbass in person!