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A Syrian Love Story (2015)

Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

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Sean McAllister

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Sean McAllister
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Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

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UK | France | Lebanon | Syria

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18 September 2015 (UK) See more »

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Siria: Una historia de amor See more »

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In Spain was only released in subtitled version (spanish/catalan). See more »

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When Raghda is being interviewed in the kitchen of their house in Paris, a reflection of Sean McAllister can be seen in the cabinet door. See more »

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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016) See more »

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Too personal, insufficiently political
1 November 2016 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'A Syrian Love Story' charts the stresses on the marriage of a Syrian couple forced into exile as civil war takes grip of their homeland. As a documentary, it's uneasy viewing; as Ragdha slides into depression, one wonders at the morality of continuing to film. At the same time, the film struggles to provide any real insight into the wider political situation, perhaps because this is in essence a tale of isolation. While the story is sad, so are many peoples', and the couple's personal tragedy relegates the terrible fate of their country to a second tier. Oddly, this is a film where a bit more self-evident love amongst its protagonists might have allowed more insight into the state of their nation to emerge.


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