Magazine article Screen International

'Insyriated' Wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

Magazine article Screen International

'Insyriated' Wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

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Philippe van Leeuw's Insyriated has won the Europa Cinemas Label as the best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlin Film Festival.

The Syria-set drama stars Hiam Abbas as a woman trapped with her family in their Damacus apartment as the city suffers from the conflict raging outside.

Screen's review described the film as "tense and nerve-shredding".

Insyriated will now benefit from promotional support from Europa Cinemas, which will offer a financial incentive to encourage cinemas in the network to include the film in their programme schedules.

This is the 13th time the label has been awarded. It was voted on by a jury of four exhibitors from the Europa Cinemas network. They were: Alice Black (Dundee Contemporary Arts, UK); Pierre-Alexandre Moreau (Cinémas Studio, France); Monica Naldi (Cinema Beltrade Italy); an Feliks Wagner (Neues OffKino, Germany). …

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