Solitaire Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt 2016 | 92 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour | FF 2017
Sophie BoutrosSOPHIE BOUTROS (*1974) studied film at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in Beirut and has made numerous music videos. She is currently working at the American University in Dubai. Solitaire is her debut feature.
nominated for Commerzbank Audience Award
rated for 0 + yearsTherese, the wife of the mayor of a Lebanese village, can't wait to meet her daughter's future husband and his parents. She excitedly discusses the news with her brother, who died 20 years earlier in a Syrian bomb attack, but who for her is still as alive today as ever. Finally, the guests arrive -- and Therese learns that the boyfriend and his family come from Syria. Now the engagement will only take place over Therese's dead body! A very dark comedy that plays with the traditional animosity between Syrians and Lebanese and leaves no prejudice unturned.
Freundeskreis Filmfest Hamburg e.V.
Orig. Title: Mahbas
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Director: Sophie Boutros
Screenplay: Sophie Boutros, Nadia Eliewat
Cast: Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Koussa, Nadine Khoury, Betty Taoutel, Jaber Jokhadar, Serena Chami, Said Serhan, Daniel Balabane, Nicole Kamato, Samir Youssef
Producer: Nadia Eliewat
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Ziad Boutros
Camera: Rachel Aoun
Set Designer: Elsie Moukarzel (Art Director)
Cutter: Fadi G. Haddad
Production: Screen Project; Jam Productions
contact: Nadia Eliewat: firstname.lastname@example.org