Thursday 16th November 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
During Berlinale screening Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw said the silence that followed his movie as well as seeing some of his actors and members of the audience in tears at the end made him think: “Mission accomplished.” It is shot almost entirely inside the walls of an apartment that becomes like a prison for a mother determined to survive a war whose brutality is conveyed mostly through the sounds of bombs and sniper gunfire.
France-Belgium-Lebanon 2017 – Arabic with subtitles – directed by Philippe Van Leeuw – with Hiam Abbas, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas – 86 min
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