A Syrian Love Story
Thursday 14 January at 8pm
With Director, Sean McAllister, in Attendance
Ticket:€5 (plus fees)
A poignant award winning film that follows a family torn apart by the Assad regime
One of the most brave and powerful filmmakers around – Michael Moore
Remarkable – The Hollywood Reporter
Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell, both jailed for crimes against the state, initially communicating through a hole in the wall. They fell in love, and, when they were released, they got married and started a family. Acclaimed filmmaker Sean McAllister enters their life prior to the wave of resistance that became known as the Arab Spring, when Raghda was back to prison and Amer is taking care of their young children. He visited them frequently over five tumultuous years. A Syrian Love Story is an emotive depiction of a couple whose noble fight for freedom both defines and dictates the course of their relationship.
Known for his unique and intimate portraits, maverick director Sean McAllister (Liberace of Baghdad) received the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Sheffield Documentary Festival for this “Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love”.
Biografilm Festival 2015 gave a special mention to “the courage and tenacity to tell, with a direct language and without filters, a story of love and war by bringing us in the daily life of a family distorted by idealism and violence.”
Ainm/Name: A Syrian Love Story: UNESCO City of Film Screening
Dataí/Dates: 14 January 2016