Of Fathers and Sons

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Of Fathers and Sons

Directed by Talal Derki

  • Germany, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar 2017; 99 min
  • Original version: Arabic
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Grand Jury Prize, Open Borders Fellowship Award - Sundance FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Kraków FF
    • Fritz Gerlich Prize - Filmfest München
    • Silver Star - El Gouna FF

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A portrait of family life in Syria that is as chilling as it is illuminating.

Screen Daily

A clear, vivid and unshakeable view.


...an excellent powerful film.

The Guardian

...a potent reminder of the potential for evil we all carry.

The Film Stage, https://thefilmstage.com/reviews/sundance-review-of-fathers-and-sons-is-a-chilling-look-at-extremism/


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