5th Bremen’s Favourite Award: Insyriated

Audience Award 5th Favourites Film Festival Bremen

Sunday - 05/28/2017
5:00 PM - Cinema im Ostertor 
With sparkling wine and cake from 4.30 pm
Fiction / Gewinnerfilm / Belgium, France, Libanon / 2017 / Language: Arabic / Subtitles: German / 75 Min.
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Writer: Philippe Van Leeuw
Producer: Guillaume Malandrin, Serge Zeitoun
Cinematographer: Virginie Surdej
Editor: Gladys Joujou
Sound: Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Music: Chadi Roukoz
Production Design: Claire Dubien
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar, Alissar Kaghadou, Ninar Halabi, Mohammad Jihad Sleik

On all days of the festival you were called upon to evaluate the films of the main programme on ballots. The winner of the 5th Bremen´s Favourite Award is Insyriated

In the midst of war-torn Damascus a family has systematically barricaded their apartment to create a last remaining refuge. Oum Yazan lives here with her little son, her two teenage daughters and her father-in-law and desperately tries to keep up every day routines – not only for her family but also for her daughter’s boyfriend and the young neighbours. While gunshots ring out outside the windows of the mostly abandoned house, inside lunch is being prepared, the cupboards are dusted and homework is done.
There are only two moments in which the camera dares to advance into the hallway. The family almost never leaves the apartment and their alleged sanctuary is progressively becoming a prison, in which every decision can have fatal consequences.