Directed by Sophie Boutros (Lebanon, 2016, 93 min.). Digital. Arabic with English subtitles.

This heartwarming comedy follows Thérèse, the mayor’s wife in a Lebanese village, as she cheerfully prepares for a first visit from her daughter’s new fiancé and his parents. As she prepares in the kitchen, Thérèse shares the news with her beloved brother, who has a habit of popping up in every corner of the house despite the fact that he was killed 20 years ago by a Syrian bomb. When the fiancé and his parents arrive on their doorstep, Thérèse is shocked to discover they are Syrian.

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Co-presented with The Boston Palestine Film Festival.

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