BIFF 2018: 26. september - 4. oktober
Prerelease

Cries From Syria

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Cries From Syria
Tsjekkia / USA / 2017 / 1 t. 51 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Hadi Al Abdullah, Raed Al Saleh, Riad Al-Asaad, Bashar al-Assad, Abu Mohammad Al-Julani
DIRECTOR:
Evgenij Afineevsky
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Evgeny Afineevsky, Monzer Al Hallak, Mahmoud Al Saadi, Samir Al-Mutfi, Faris Al-Shawaf, Mohamad Aljunde, Moaz AlShami, Mustafa Anas, Ahmed Barakat, Alaa Break, Khaled Eissa, Tamer Eker, Raed Fares, Mustafa Kanli,
PRODUCER:
Evgenij Afineevsky, Aaron I. Butler, Den Tolmor
The ABCs of cruelty

The Syrian civil war has now been going for more than six years, and during those years the world has witnessed the country's collapse into complete and utter savagery. What started as a rebellion in the wake of the Arab Spring has escalated into a humanitarian disaster and a regional conflict in which the US and Russia strategize and test each other’s limits. CRIES FROM SYRIA is an epic cinematic lecture which succeeds in the near-impossible task of explaining the chronology and causality of this senseless slaughter.

Festival guest: Evgeny Afineevsky, director

Evgenij Afineevsky

Evgeny Afineevsky (Russia, 1972) Selected filmography: PRAY FOR UKRAINE (2015), WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (2015), DIVORCE: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE KIDS’ EYES (2014)

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