Villa Touma followed by a discussion with director Suha Arraf
Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX
Also showing at The Courtyard, Hereford on Saturday 14th March 2015.
Director: Suha Arraf, 2014, 85min
‘ When the outside world is not worth facing, locking yourself in is the easiest option.’
Three Palestinian Christian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp. Within the villa’s crumbling walls, the sisters live in their own personal bubbles, each with her own secrets, dreams and failed love story, hidden behind a mask of manners and propriety.
When their young niece, Badia, walks into their lives, she challenges their stifling routine and turns their world upside down, obliterating the deadly silence they lived in.
Followed by a live discussion with writer and director Suha Arraf.
You can also join Suha Arraf in a live twitter chat on Friday 13th March at 2pm use #convocinema.