fiction / 2017 / Belgium, France / col. / 85 min.
Director: Phillippe Van Leeuw
Screenplay: Phillippe Van Leeuw
Photography: Virginie Surdej
Editor: Gladys Joujou
Music: Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Abou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas, Moustapha Al Kar, Mohammad Jihad Sleik, Alissar Kaghadou, Ninar Halabi, Elias Khatter
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death. – The film premiered at Berlinale 2017, where Phillippe Van Leeuw received the Label Europa Cinemas Award and the Audience Award in the Panorama section.