New England Premiere
2022 • Belgium, Luxembourg, France • 135 min.
Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
Screenwriter: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Kevin Meul
Cast: Aboubakr Bensaïhi, Amir El Arbi, Lubna Azabal, Tara Abboud, Younes Bouab
March 26, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
Screening Support: Independent Film Festival Boston
Presented In French and Arabic with English Subtitles
When Kamal resolves to change his life for the better, he leaves Belgium to help war victims in Syria. But, having arrived, he is forced to join a militia and is left stranded in Raqqa. Back home, his younger brother Nassim quickly becomes easy prey for radical recruiters, who promise to reunite him with Kamal. Their mother, Leila, fights to protect the only thing she has left: her youngest son. Filmmakers Adil & Bilall (BAD BOYS FOR LIFE, BATGIRL) deliver an immensely powerful and nuanced portrayal of a family torn apart over a little Muslim boy’s future that epitomizes a transformative cinematic experience.