Damascus, Spring 2011. It’s the early stages of the civil war. Nahla is a 25 year-old woman torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to an arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla gets closer to her new neighbour, the mysterious Ms Jiji.
France / Germany / Turkey 2018
Written and directed by: Gaya Jiji, Director of Photography: Antoine Héberlé, Editor: Jeanne Oberson, Music: Peer Kleinschmidt
Producer: Laurent Lavolé, Co-producers: Vanessa Ciszewski, David Hurst, Eiji Yamazaki, Co-production: Gloria Films, Katuh Studio, Dublin Films, Les Films de la Capitaine, Liman Film, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel in cooperation with ARTE
with: Manal Issa, Ula Tabari, Souraya Baghdadi
German Funds/Supporters: Eurimages, FFA (Mini-Traité)
International Sales: UDI
Mai 2018 – Un Certain Regard, Festival de Cannes