IFI & DAFF 2019: THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW

Soudade Kaadan

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This film is F-rated.

The year is 2012, the beginning of the war in Syria: Sana (Sawsan Arsheed), a young pharmacist in Damascus, is struggling to give her son Khalil (Ahmad Morhaf Al Ali) as normal a childhood as possible. With water, gas and electricity in short supply, Sana sets off on a search that becomes increasingly dangerous when she encounters unexpected obstacles. On the journey she experiences the kindness of strangers, but also her worst fears. She also learns that people can lose their shadows, as though the trauma of war causes them to lose something of themselves.

Screening as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival 2019 October 4th to 6th.

94 mins, Syria-Lebanon-France-Qatar, 2019, Digital, Subtitled

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