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Sacrifices (Sunduq ad-Dunya)

Ossama Mohammed

Ossama Mohammed |Syria/France |2002 |113’|Color | English subtitles

A fantastic and visually captivating cinematic fable, Sacrifices reflects on how violence and power legitimize themselves, producing rituals and a vocabulary to perpetuate themselves.
It portrays the life of a large family held together by the absolute power of its patriarch, the grandfather, who fertilized the land, started the family, built the house and planted a large tree around which their lives revolve.

Selected at Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Un Certain Regard’.