VILLA TOUMA

By Suha ARRAF

BAILASAN - as PROD

First film - Completed 2014

When the outside world is not worth facing, locking yourself in is the easiest option

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2014
Discovery
BFI London FF 2014
Journey
BFI London FF 2014
cinemed 2014
AFI Fest 2014
Philadelphia International Film Festival 2014
Venice - Biennale 2014
International Critics' Week
Hamburg 2014
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL, PALESTINE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Suha ARRAF
    • Writer(s)
    • Suha ARRAF
    • Producer(s)
    • Suha ARRAF (Bailasan)
    • Synopsis
    • Three Palestinian Christian sisters who’ve lost their land and status due to the 1967 war with Israel aren’t able to face the painful new reality that’s been imposed on them, so they lock themselves away in their big house and continue to live in a time warp.

      Within the villa’s crumbling walls, the sisters live in their own personal bubbles, each with her own secrets, dreams and failed love story, hidden behind a mask of manners and propriety.

      When their young niece, Badia, walks into their lives, she challenges their stifling routine and turns their world upside down, obliterating the deadly silence they lived in
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