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Insyriated

Directed by Philippe Van Leeuw and starring Hiam Abbass, the gripping Syrian war drama, which won the Panorama Audience Award in Berlin, revolves around a mother of three who is trapped inside her our house in a city under siege. She turns her flat into a safe harbour for her family and neighbours, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building and when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones and burglars break in to claim their bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.