2017 Certificate: 15


An extended  Syrian family - presided over by the fearsome and apparently fearless matriarch Oum Yazan (Hiam Abbass) - sweat it out in a Damascus apartment while the war - and, in particular, a callous sniper - rages around them. Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw, who won the audience award at Berlinale, maintains a nerve-shredding atmosphere of violent claustrophobia as the time ticks away.


  • Philippe Van Leeuw


  • Hiam Abbass

  • Diamand Bou Abboud

  • Juliette Navis

  • Mohsen Abbas

  • Moustapha Al Kar

  • Alissar Kaghadou