INSYRIATED – Vue Cinema – October 10

Hull Independent Cinema presents: INSYRIATED

7:30pm, 10 October 2017, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull

PLEASE NOTE this screening has had a venue change from Hull Truck Theatre to Vue Cinema Hull.

Philippe Van Leeuw | 2017 | Belgium | Cert 15 | 86 mins | Arabic with English language subtitles

Programme details

Hull Truck Theatre is open all day, so head along early to enjoy a drink or some food from their cafe-bar. Doors to the screening room open ten minutes before the performance at 7:00PM

In Damascus, a mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home

The reality of life as a civilian in modern-day Damascus is explored in gripping and visceral detail in Philippe Van Leeuw’s INSYRIATED, winner of the Panorama Audience Award at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival. Trapped inside her own home as the city around her is reduced to rubble, mother of three Oum Yazan takes comfort in the familiarity of household routines

The streets below are a war zone, with a barricaded doorway providing the only protection from the threat of deadly bombs and sniper fire. One day, an ominous knock on the door signals that their time in hiding is almost up. And when the world outside finally bursts in, Oum Yazan is forced to make a terrible sacrifice in order to protect those she loves. Executed with gut-punch realism and formal flair, this chilling chamber piece digs deep into the headlines to expose the raw human experiences beneath. Tense and immersive, it is a powerful and timely portrait of the everyday fight for survival in war-torn Syria

This tautly-constructed, intensely claustrophobic drama offers a sometimes nerve-shredding depiction of what happens when conflict impinges on domestic space.”  – Screen International

“A chilling, fast-moving study of a Syrian household under siege… Gripping from start to finish.” – The Hollywood Reporter


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