In Syria

Times:

  • 5:30 pm
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents “In Syria”, winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Philippe Van Leeuw’s evocative and visceral depiction of modern day Damascus finds Oum Yazan, a mother of three, barricaded at home with her family above the ensuing war zone in the streets. Forced to find refuge amidst the destruction, “In Syria” provides an acute and honest portrayal of the reality of war, the nature of humanity and the struggle for survival. Starring Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud and Juliette Navis. Presented with English subtitles. Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
USA • 85 minutes • Not rated
Distributor: Film Movement

SCREENING SPONSOR:
Fresno Center for Nonviolence

Reviews

"Even though all the violence takes place off screen, Van Leeuw pulls no punches showing its effects in close-ups, where the acting expresses the unspeakable horror." — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
". . .this tautly-constructed, intensely claustrophobic drama offers a sometimes nerve-shredding depiction of what happens when conflict impinges on domestic space." — Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily
"Even though all the violence takes place off screen, Van Leeuw pulls no punches showing its effects in close-ups, where the acting expresses the unspeakable horror." — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
". . .this tautly-constructed, intensely claustrophobic drama offers a sometimes nerve-shredding depiction of what happens when conflict impinges on domestic space." — Jonathan Romney, ScreenDaily

Every second Friday of the month, Fresno Filmworks screens first-run independent and international movies at the historic Tower Theatre.