Solitaire

Mahbas

SOPHIE BOUTROS
Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, 2016
92 minutes, Color
Official website

This Filmfest DC comedy hit is back by popular demand! Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small Lebanese village. The highly anticipated visit of her daughter's suitor's family causes much excitement. 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

Solitaire

Mahbas

SOPHIE BOUTROS
Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, 2016,
92 minutes, Color
Official website


This Filmfest DC comedy hit is back by popular demand! Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small Lebanese village. The highly anticipated visit of her daughter's suitor's family causes much excitement. 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


Saturday, October 28
7:00 PM
$13.00


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