Soudade KaadanSyria – 2022

An allegorical tale of female emancipation set amidst the Syrian conflict in Damascus, about a family who decides to stay behind in the besieged area. When a shell rips a giant hole in the roof of the building where 14-year-old Zeina and her family live, they are suddenly exposed to the outside world. One day a young boy living nearby lowers a rope through the opening in the family’s roof and Zeina discovers her first taste of freedom. Whilst her father is determined to stay in his home and not become a refugee, this new window opens up an unimaginable world of possibilities to her and her mother who now face a dilemma of whether to stay or leave.

Original Title Nezouh
German Title Nezouh
French Title Nezouh
Other Titles Il buco nel cielo
Directed by Soudade Kaadan
Country Syria
Available Formats DCP
Screenplay Soudade Kaadan
Film Editing Soudade Kaadan, Nelly Quettier
Soundtrack Rob Lane, Rob Manning
Cinematography Burak Kanbir
Sound Paul Davies, Thomas Robert
Décors Osman Özcan, Zeynep Ozbayrak
Costumes Selin Sozen
Runtime 103 Min.
Language Arabisch/d/f
Hala Zein Zeina
Kinda Alloush Hala
Samir al-Masri Motaz
Nizar Alani Amer
Nabil Abousalih Abu Muthher
Samer Seyyid Ali Abu El Sheeb
Darina Al Joundi Frau mit schwarzem Hijab

Venice Film Festival 2022
Audience Award
Lanterna Magica Award    

British Independent Film Awards 2022
Nomination Independent Film Award, Lead Performance, Effects

International Film Festival of India 2022

London Film Festival 2022

Red Sea International Film Festival 2022

Fribourg International Film Festival 2023

«Ein intensiver und feinfühliger Film, der mutig die Erwartungen an ein Drama aus Syrien unterläuft.»
Screen International

«Die allegorische Erzählung einer weiblichen Emanzipation.»

«Dieser feinsinnige Film zeigt, dass es im heutigen Syrien auch um Themen wie Hoffnung, Liebe, Teenagerträume und lustige Momente im Familienleben gehen kann.» 
British Film Institute

«Gespickt mit wundervollen surrealen Einfällen, vermittelt Nezouh auf tragikomische Weise das Dilemma der Entscheidung, ob man bleiben oder gehen soll.»

«Ein eindringliches Erlebnis, gerade auch wegen seiner visuellen Schönheit und der vielen wunderbaren Details.»
Screen Daily

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