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Stars in Broad Daylight (Nujum al-Nahar)

Ossama Mohammed

Ossama Mohammed |Syria |1988 | 115’ | Color |English subtitles

A double wedding in a small village turns to high drama when one bride runs away and the other refuses to go on with her marriage.
Ultimately tragic, the film is rife with biting humor and sharp political critique as it exposes how the violence of arbitrary and absolute power in a patriarchal society seeps into the unit of a family. Stars in Broad Daylight remains banned from screening in Syria because of its subversive representation and critical voice. Selected at the ‘Quinzaine des Réalisateurs’ at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988.