Tripoli, 11 May 2013:
An award-winning film about Syria’s struggle to become a modern nation and shape its own identity will be shown at Tripoli’s Art House this evening.
Night is set in the late 1930s and 40s. From the perspective of a troubled family, it portrays Syria’s efforts to forge a national identity against a backdrop of European influences.
Narrated by an older self, events are seen through the eyes of a young boy. Touching on aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the film explores national identity as well as childhood issues, as the narrator tries to come to terms with his unstable father.
Mohammed Malas’ autobiographical film won several coveted film awards in 1992, and was the first Syrian film to appear in the New York Film Festival.
Night is in Arabic. Tonight’s film-showing, organised by the Arete Cinema Club, starts at 6 pm. The Art House is on Al-Sekka Road in Tripoli.