Film screening The Syrian Bride

Date: November 26, 2009
Location: Magasin 3, Stockholm

The Syrian Bride  is a 2004 film directed by Eran Riklis. The story deals with a Druze wedding and the troubles the politically unresolved situation creates for the personal lives of the people in and from the village. The movie’s plot looks at the  Arab-Israeli-conflict through the story of a family divided by political borders, and explores how their lives are fractured by the region’s harsh political realities.

The film has garnered critical acclaim and has won or been nominated internationally for several notable awards.

Like the voices in Smadar Dreyfus’ work Mother’s Day the carachters in the film shout to each other across the border in an attempt to hold together the shattered families.