classified 15 S

Please note: This was screened in Sept 2021

Anne Zohra Berrached
Canan Kir, Aziz Dyab, Roger Azar, Özay Fecht
119 mins, Subtitled, 2021, Germany France Lebanon
Primary language

Inspired by actual events, director Anne Zohra Berrached's emotionally charged romance examines the relationship between a radicalised husband and his wife.

When sharp science student Asli (Canan Kir) meets charismatic Saeed (Roger Azar) in the mid 90s, it’s love at first sight. Young and passionate the couple decides to marry in secret, Asli swears to be true to Saeed and never betray his secrets. Their future looks bright but as the 21st century dawns, something is amiss. Caught between asserting herself, conforming to her traditional parental home and her self-sacrificing love, Asli tries to find her own way in life. Then Saeed disappears. His decision changes Asli’s life – before it shakes the whole world…

A captivating political love story this is also an exploration of cultural differences, truth and faith, trust and delusion.