29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017


Wed 12 July / Cinemobile / 13:15 / Teens and up
Buy ticketsHuman Rights

“A concisely-told story that couldn’t be more timely in view of the traumas currently afflicting the Syrian people.”
— Screen Daily

Competition Entry
Irish Premiere

Trapped inside her home in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbour for her family and neighbours, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.

Winner: Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival

Director Philippe Van Leeuw
Cast Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis & Mohsen Abbas
Script Philippe Van Leeuw
Producers Guillaume Malandrin & Serge Zeitoun

Year 2017
Country Belgium
Duration 85 minutes

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