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Solitaire + Q&A filmmaker Sophie Boutros via Skype
September 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:02 pm EDT
Therese, the wife of a mayor of a small Lebanese village, holds tightly to the memory of her brother, who was killed by a Syrian bomb during the Lebanese Civil War 20 years ago. She’s hung photos of him all over the house, and she talks to them constantly (and they, in turn, talk back). When we meet her, Therese is beside herself with anticipation: She is about to meet the family who will be her in-laws. But when she hears their Syrian accents, all of her ingrained animosity comes to the surface and she becomes determined to stop the engagement—while still remaining the ever-graceful Arab hostess. This comedic drama is a lively and touching story of acceptance and love, which conquers all.
New York Premiere
Tickets: $8 (members), $13 (nonmembers)
This film is part of the Contemporary Arab Cinema 2017 series.