Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Takes Berlin Winner 'In Syria'

Magazine article Screen International

Film Movement Takes Berlin Winner 'In Syria'

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EXCLUSIVE: Hiam Abbass leads Berlin Panorama winner.

New York distributor Film Movement has acquired US rights to Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw's Berlin Panorama Audience Award-winner In Syria.

Films Boutique represents international rights to the film formerly known as Insyriated and screens it in Cannes tomorrow (May 18) and on Monday (May 22).

Israeli-Palestinian actor Hiam Abbass plays a mother of three who turns her home into a safe house for family and neighbours as Syria's civil war rages outside.

As bombs fall in the street, snipers turn nearby courtyards into death traps and burglars loot hard-won belongings, maintaining a routine indoors becomes a matter of life and death over the course of one day.

The cast includes Diamand Bou Abboud and Juliette Navis. …

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