Language: Arabic Produced by Guillaume Malandrin & Serge Zeitoun
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
Terrestrial Verses follows everyday people from all walks of life as they navigate the cultural, religious, and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social authorities, from school teachers to bureaucrats. These stirring vignettes, humorous and affecting, capture the spirit and determination of people amidst adversity, offering a nuanced portrait of a complex society.
Cornelius, The Howling Miller
A film by Yann Le Quellec
2018 - France - Drama - 2.35 - 105 min.
An odd miller, Cornelius, settles in a small village at the end of the world to build a mill. At first well received, the stranger soon reveals a surprising secret: every night he is baying at the moon, preventing the inhabitants from sleeping. When the villagers decide to chase him away, Carmen, the mayor’s daughter and charming horticultural adviser, decides to fight with Cornelius to defend his freedom and their budding love.
A film by Mani Haghighi
2022 - Iran/France - Drama/Thriller - 16:9 - 107 min.
In downtown Tehran, Farzaneh, a young driving instructor, spots her husband, Jalal, walking into a woman’s apartment. When she confronts him, Jalal claims he was out of town for work. He decides to check out the building for himself. There, he meets a woman who is the spitting image of Farzaneh. Her name is Bita. Stunned, the two compare family photos: Bita’s husband also looks identical to Jalal.
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