30.09. - 09.10.2021

Solitaire Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt 2016 | 92 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Sophie Boutros

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Mahbas
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
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
Director of Photography: Rachel Aoun
Music: Ziad Boutros
Production Design: Elsie Moukarzel (Art Director)
Editor: Fadi G. Haddad
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales:
Production: Screen Project; Jam Productions
Contact: Nadia Eliewat:


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