Energetic Oum Yazan is trying desperately to keep together her family life whilst outside a war is raging. The family sits together around a large table at midday, everyone trying to make themselves heard above the cannonade of bombs and machine gun fire.
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Shot in Lebanon, this splendidly acted film - some of the non-professional actors are real Syrian refugees - replicates the daily horrors present in a tumultuous, anarchic world that every true man should be ashamed of.
The characters are following rather rigid script, that makes it sounds more like a Lebanese soap opera, rather than what it is. Nevertheless, the relationship dynamics is good and reflects more reality than other many other war movies.
Disorienting, violent, chilling turbulence of coping with what can't be real.
The conventions of comfort transmute, fall away and hauntingly dance in the last fragile remains of a beautifully quantified humanity that always lands without falling into the all too prominent and bottomless, noumenal cracks. The proximity of this nothingness dynamically eviscerating the humanism we fight for.