Insyriated – Une famille Syrienne

Genre Drama, War
Director Philippe Van Leeuw
Screenplay Philippe Van Leeuw
Starring Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis
Length 85 min
Country Belgium, France, Lebanon
US release CT Premiere

Q&A with Hiam Abbass

Sunday, April 29 – 2:30 PM to 4:35 PM
Bow Tie Cinemas, Greenwich, CT

A brutally tough drama set in a Damascus apartement where a family with a tragic secret have barricaded themselves,effectively imprisoned by the civil war outside, this nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an audience award at Berlinale. Hiam Abbas plays Yazan, the stern matriarch who through sheer force of will is keeping her family safe.

Lumiere Awards 2018
Best French-Language film: Philippe Van Leeuw

Best Actress: Hiam Abbas
Best French-Language Film: Philippe Van Leeuw
Magritte Awards Belgium, 2018
Best Film: Philippe Van Leeuw, Guillaume Malandrin
Best Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
Best Script: Philippe Van Leeuw
Best Cinematography: Virginie Surdej
Best Original score: Jean-Luc Fafchamps
Best Sound: Alek Goosse, Paul Heymans

Berlin International Film Festival 2017
Label Europa Cinemas: Philippe Van Leeuw
Panorama Audience Award: FIction film, Philippe Van Leeuw

SELECT FILMOGRAPHY Hiam Abbass – Actress
Foreign Body 2016
Insyriated 2016
I Still Hide to Smoke 2016
Le Sac de farine 2014
Miral 2010
Lemon Tree 2008

In Philippe Van Leeuw’s feature, Insyriated, the term” home invasion” isn’t the name of a Hollywood sub-genre but takes on a frighteningly immediate real-world meaning.
–Screen Daily