9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Insyriated (In Syria) (2018 Feature Film)

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and snipers lie in wait outside her home. The men are gone, and every day is just a struggle to survive until tomorrow. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Body

Place: The Cinemas 3

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 22:15

Duration: 1:05

Insyriated (In Syria) (2018 Feature Film)

Phillipe VAN LEEUW | Belgium, France, Lebanon | 2017 | color | DCP | 85′ | Arabic | d.s.

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and snipers lie in wait outside her home. The men are gone, and every day is just a struggle to survive until tomorrow. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale. 

In Damascus, a family is locked up in a house, while outside the area is being bombed and snipers lie in wait. Oum Yazan, the mother of three children desperately attempts to keep her family safe, waiting for her husband to come home. Meanwhile, the situation has escalated to such extent that neighbors and other family members are hiding in the apartment of Oum Yazan. Is it her husband who knocks or is it an enemy, threat or attack? The family lives in constant tension, fear, and danger.

Insyriated by director Phillipe van Leeuw shows a spectacle of people in an extreme situation that creates extreme emotions and behavior. Every decision is essential. Like the enemy’s prey they are trapped in a bunker that once was a loving home base.

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 12 April 2018

Time: 17:45

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 1

Date: 14 April 2018

Time: 10:15

Duration: 1:05

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 20:30

Duration: 1:05

Year in
Festival

2018

Director

Phillipe VAN LEEUW

Camera

Virginie Surdej

Cast

Hiam Abbas
Diamand Abou Abboud
Juliette Navis
Mohsen Abbas
Moustapha Al Kar
Alissar Kaghadou
Ninar Halabi

Country

Belgium
France
Lebanon

Editor

Gladys Joujou

Language

Arabic

Length

85′

Music

Jean-Luc Fafchamps

Producer

Guillaume Malandrin
Serge Zeitoun

Production Company

Altitude 100 production
Liaison Cinematographique

Production Design

Kathy Lebrun

Sales

Films Boutique

Scenario

Philippe Van Leeuw

Sound Design

Paul Heymans
Olivier Mortier
Alek Gosse
Chadi Roukoz

Year of Production

2017

Phillipe VAN LEEUW (1954, België) studeerde aan de INSAS filmschool in Brussel en verhuisde vervolgens naar Los Angeles om cinematografie te studeren aan het American Film Institute. Na zijn terugkeer in Europa maakte hij naam als cameraman, onder andere met zijn camerawerk voor La vie de Jésus (1997) van Bruno Dumont. Hij werkte aan verschillende documentaires en commercials tot hij de overstap maakte naar het regisseren van fictie. Insyriated (2017) is zijn tweede speelfilm.

 

 

Filmography

Le jour où dieu est parti en voyage/The Day God Walked Away (2009), Insyriated/In Syria (2017)