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Filmfest DC - Solitaire

Run Time: 92 Minutes

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

THE LIGHTER SIDE

Solitaire

Sophie Boutros

Jordan/Lebanon/Egypt, 2016

 

Lebanese writer-director Sophie Boutros and Jordanian writer-producer Nadia Eliewat have taken up the challenge of capturing Lebanon and Syria’s checkered history of conflict and heartache with an added element of comedy. Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small village in Lebanon. The highly anticipated visit of her daughter’s suitor’s family causes much excitement in her life. Therese’s brother, who was killed during fighting with Syrian troops 20 years ago, still features heavily in the family’s home and looms large through photographs all around the house. Therese shares her happiness with her deceased brother—through his photographs—until she discovers that her long-awaited guests are from Syria. When Therese cannot contain her personal prejudices, the film turns increasingly farcical as she makes outlandish attempts to thwart the union. With charming performances, this film successfully balances warm-hearted laughs with timely social insight.—Various sources

 

 

In Arabic with English Subtitles

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Solitaire
Friday, April 28, 2017 6:30 PM
AMC Mazza Gallerie  
Door Time: 6:30 PM
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

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Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
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Event Map

AMC Mazza Gallerie  
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20015