This political thriller details the journey of Sami, an Arabic-English translator to find his brother who has been arrested by the Assad regime for participating in a peaceful demonstration. Along the way, Sami discovers his own voice. Based on real events, this narrative fiction film is meant to honour those who stand up to the brutality of political oppression, as well as honour the initial hope that inspired Syrians to demonstrate peacefully.
A discussion with the filmmakers and Mazen Darwish (Director of the Syrian Centre for Media and Free Expression) and a drink will follow the screening.
Winner at the Biografilm Festival (Italy) : Audience Award
Nominated at the Cleveland International Film Festival (USA): Best Film
Nominated at Mostra de València – Cinema del Mediterrani (Italy) : Best Film
Nominated at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) : Best Film
Rana Kazkaz was born on May 4, 1971 in Grenoble, France. She is a director and screenwriter. She is known for Mare Nostrum (2016), Le traducteur (2020) and Kemo Sabe (2007).
Her husband, Anas Khalaf, is an actor and director. He is known for Mare Nostrum (2016), Le traducteur (2020) and Searching for the Translator (2015).