Therese, 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.
SOPHIE 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.
Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt
OV with German subtitles
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