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Syrian Bride

Directed by Eran Riklis

Israel-France-Germany | 97 minutes | 2004

Arabic, English, Hebrew, Russian, French with English subtitles

Winner of numerous international awards, from Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival to the Audience Award in Locarno, The Syrian Bride is one of Israel’s most acclaimed features in recent years. Young bride Mona knows that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Tallel, a Syrian soap star, she will never be able to return to her home and her family in Majdal Shams, a Druz village in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights. But when she gets to the border and looks set to begin a new life, some surprises await her. Family tensions, political divisions, and an array of cultures are interwoven as the wedding day reaches its peak. This is a powerful drama about the personal complication created by the Israeli-Syrian border. Through moments of tenderness, love and humor, we see how human emotions can cross political boundaries.
Director Eran Riklis
Countries of Production Israel-France-Germany
Year of Presentation 2004
Language(s) Arabic, English, Hebrew, Russian, French with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 97 minutes
Principal Cast Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ali Suliman, Uri Gavriel

Nominated for 7 Israeli Ophir Awards

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