I kept wanting this film to be over, but I’m not sorry I saw it, even with the bad quality of the print. I’ll keep some of the characters in my memory and I got a sense of life in Syria in the ‘50’s, which seems valuable and rare. But like I said, the time (as in those times) didn’t pass easily. Some gorgeous frames.
I don't know if Syrians can look back nostalgically to a time when things were good, because if this film is any representation, the 1950's were horrible. A minute doesn't go by in this film without people cursing each other. Some great cinema here, but the overall effect of this film is oppressive, a difficult watch. The print I saw was in dreadful condition, maybe after Syria is restored they can restore this, too.