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A Syrian Love Story (2015)

An official Marquee International Film Festival selection

Syria | UK | France | Lebanon | 76 min | DCP | Dir. Sean McAllister

A Syrian Love Story charts one family's incredible odyssey toward political freedom. For couple Raghda and Amer, and their children, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. Filmed over a period of five years, this intimate and insightful documentary perfectly balances the personal and the political, telling its tale of national and international upheavals through their impact on individuals at the cutting edge of change. This is a profoundly moving account of two love stories: that between the film’s central couple, Amer and Raghda, who are torn apart by imprisonment and exile; and their love for Syria, which casts a long shadow over their lives, their marriage and their children.

"Sean McAllister’s doc about a family of Syrian refugees would be compelling at any time. Now it's unmissable"- – Peter Bradshaw, © The Guardian

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