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Feature Film, Fiction, 95′, 2018

Director : Gaya Jiji

Production : Gloria Films and Dublin Films
Coproduction : Katuh Studio (Allemagne), Liman Film (Turquie), Les Films de la Capitaine (France)
French distributor : Sophie Dulac
International Sales : UDI

ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
in collaboration with ARTE

Synopsis :
Damascus, Spring 2011. The begining of the revolution. Nahla is a 25 year-old woman torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla gets closer to her new neighbour, the mysterious Ms Jiji.

Shooting : June – July 2017 in Istanbul

Casting : Manal Issa, Ula Tabari, Souraya Baghdadi, Mariah Tannoury, Nathalie Issa, Saad Lostan, Wissam Fares,  Amani Ibrahim,  Metin Akdülger

Film crew : 
Written by Gaya Jiji with the collaboration of Eiji Yamazaki
Original music : Peer Kleinschmidt
Image : Antoine Héberlé
Sound : Murat Şenürkmez
Set design: Nadide Argun
Costumes : Tuba Ataç
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Mixing : Jocelyn Robert

Director of production : Diane Thin and Aslı Erdem
First assitant director : Burcu Bilgiç
Scripte : Sandrine Cayron

With the support of

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Institut Français
Filmförderungsanstalt / German Federal Film Board
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine / ALCA


Women in Motion – Kering
Atelier Cinéfondation
Dubai Film Connection – DIFF 2015
Bourse de développement de scénario du Festival  d’Amiens
Meeting on the bridge – Istanbul Film Festival
Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2014
Lab Méditalents 2

Festivals :

Cannes 2018 – Un Certain Regard
Festival International du Film de La Rochelle 2018
Athens International Film festival 2018 – Women & Equality Section
Film Fest Gent 2018 – ExploreZone Competition
Arab Film Festival de San Francisco et Los Angeles 2018 – International compétition feature-lenght
Braunschweig International Film Festival 2018 –  Goldenen Vier Linden prize
Mostra de Valencia 2018 – Informative Section
São Paulo International Film Festival 2018 – New Filmmakers Competition
Göteborg Film Festival 2019 – New Voices