IN SYRIA REVIEWED
“In Syria” follows a mother trying to save her neighbors by turning her home into a barricade. When armed thugs infiltrate the building, will the barricade hold to keep them safe? For a World Cinema film, the feature plays fast and tight. The action is never overdone, but keeps the drama popping quite high. I do agree with some other viewers who say that the film puts a human face on the Syrian crisis. But, it’s also removed enough to play like a suspense movie.
The acting is amazing and it makes me want to see more movies by Hiam Abbass. This was quite a treat and I love that Film Movement brought this one to the masses.
- Short Film
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1