OPENING AFLAM FILM FESTIVAL

26/09/2017 - 26/09/2017

“Solitaire” tells the story of Therese, who lives in the Lebanese mountains and is haunted by the memory of her dead brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb during the Lebanese Civil War. As a way of holding on to her memories of him, Therese talks to his photos, which in turn talk back. The day on which the film takes place, a suitor and his parents arrive to ask for her daughter’s hand in marriage. When it turns out that the suitor and his parents are Syrian, Therese is determined to stop the engagement, while still remaining the every graceful Arab host. For director Sophie, “The main theme is prejudice and the grudges and hatred that can blind you from the truth. For me it’s really important to highlight the resemblance [between people] and build on it, rather than the differences.”

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