Coma

Not available for screening anymore

  1. Extra

    Coma

    Directed by

    Syria, Lebanon

    2015

    99 min

    • Arabic

    Documentary

    The film shows the micro cosmos of three generations of women from one family. In detailed observation their movements between the present and an ever existing past is followed as their lives intersect while living together in one house. Coexisting, but separated by the age and time that each carry in them, they share their painful experiences and search for a way of life in the loss and agony of the war around them. Their lives overlapped with the events of Damascus, their city and constant reference, they watch while its organs slowly shut down, as if – just like its population – it is dying from a long coma.

    Awards

    • Sesterce D’Argent (Best First Feature Film) - Visions du Réel
    • FIPRESCI Award - Viennale

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Sara Fattahi
    Cinematography
    Sara Fattahi
    Editing
    Raya Yamisha
    Production
    SARA FATTAHI
    Sara Fattahi

    Sara Fattahi

    Syria

    Born in Damascus in 1983, Sara Fattahi studied law and graduated from the Fine Art Institute in Damascus. She has worked as a storyboard artist and animator for several networks such as Al Jazeera Kids and SpaceToon, as well as an art director for soap operas. She signed her first short documentary 27 Meters in 2013 and her first feature length, Coma (2015), was awarded the Sesterce d’argent Regard Neuf Canton de Vaud award for the Best First Feature Film at Visions du Réel as well as the FIPRESCI award at the Viennale and has been screened at numerous festivals such as MoMA’s Doc Fortnight and the Berlinale’s Critics’ Week. Her most recent film CHAOS (2018) was selected at the Locarno Festival.

    Selected Filmography