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Chaos Sara Fattahi

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In Coma (RIDM 2015), Sara Fattahi immersed us in the daily lives of three generations of women living amidst the Syrian civil war. This time her protagonists live in three countries, thanks to the war: one is a recluse in her Damascus apartment, another fled to Sweden and paints as an escape, and the third has just arrived in a completely unfamiliar Vienna. Their stories are in dialogue with one another, and yet they have never been so alone. By entering each one’s private world, letting them speak at length and showing their faces in tight close-ups, the filmmaker reveals the deep depression afflicting these people broken by war and exile, whether geographical or internalized. A film of uncommon power. (ACO)

Chaos

  • Country : Austria, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar
  • Year : 2018
  • V.O : Arabic, German
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 95 MIN
  • Cinematography : Sara Fattahi
  • Editing : Raya Yamisha
  • Production : Paolo Calamita
  • Sound Design : Lenja Gathmann
Filmography of Sara Fattahi :

27 Meters (2013)
Coma (2015)
898 + 7 (2018)

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