Cert: 15 – Contains sexual violence.
Philippe Van Leeuw / Belgium 2017 / 1h25m / Digital / Arabic with English subtitles
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar
About as relevant and urgent as it’s possible to get, Philippe Van Leeuw’s claustrophobic and powerful film - which UK Premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival - 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 Abbass) is the one charged with making the sorts of decisions no-one should ever have to make...