Canadian premiere with director discussion
Monday March 3rd 2014
DB Clarke Theatre
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd West
(Metro Guy Concordia)
Join Tadamon! and Cinema Politica Concordia for the Canadian premiere of RETURN TO HOMS, a Sundance-winner that intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance. The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with director Talal Derki.
RETURN TO HOMS
Talal Derki / Syria – Denmark / 2013 / 87 ‘ / Arabic / S.T. English
Filmed over three years in Homs, Syria, the film accompanies two outstanding young men from the time they are dreaming of freedom and defending pacifism, to the time when choices are forced to be different.
Basset, the 19 years old national football team goalkeeper, turning into an iconic demonstration leader and singer, then, becoming a fighter and Ossama, a 24 years old renowned citizen-cameraman who is critical, pacifist, and ironic, as his views change till he is detained by the regime’s security forces.
It is the story of a city, which the world heard of a lot, but never really got close to. Return to Homs is a modern times epic of youth in war, and of forced choices.
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