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Al-lail

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Section

Out of competition

Director

Mohamed Malas

Country

Siria/Lebanon/France

Year

1992

Production

Onc, Maram for cinema, La Sept

Credits

Screenplay

Mohamed Malas, Ussama Mohamed

Photography

Youssef Ben Youssef

Editing

Kais Al Zubaidi

Music

Vahe Demrejian

Cast

Sabah Jazairi, Fares Al Helou, Omar Malas, Maher Sleibi, Riad Chahrour, Nada Homsi

Language

o.v. Arabic

Subtitles

sbt. French/German

Duration

115'

Age

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The film

Among the ruins of Kuneitra, in Syria, there is the tomb of one of the many fighters of Palestine. His son tries to reconstruct the story of this man, also referring to what is left of his mother’s torn memory. So his glance goes through the troubled political past of Syria, from the 30s up to 1967. The night draws its inspiration from the director’s childhood memories and wants to be a strong and emotional homage to his dead father. But in the same time, the recalled individual destinies disappear in History, which is the real protagonist of the film.

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the filmmaker

 

Born in 1945 in Kuneitra, Syria, he studied at Moscow Film Institute. After several short films, he makes two films before Al-lail: The dreams of the city (Golden Tanit at Carthage Festival in 1984) and Le Tonge, FIPA award at Cannes Film Festival in 1987.

Screenings

19 June, 18:07 Centro civico

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