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Flower of Aleppo

  • MOVIES | Drama
  • 2016
    Country of origin: Lebanon, Tunisia
"Salma is a 37 years old woman working as paramedic nurse under contracts with many private and public hospitals in Tunisia. She faces various professional difficulties and obstacles resulting from the weak capabilities available for the medical sector staff and from the poverty prevailing in the Tunisian society.

She is about to complete the required procedures to divorce her husband Hisham, 55 years old artist and sculptor, alcoholic and incapable of earning his livelihood with dignity.

They only have one son, Murad,18 years old who lacks assurance and confidence about his identity, which drove him to join a terrorist Salafist Islamic movement, seeking haven and self-fulfillment. Salma fails to establish good relations with her son and all her attempts were in vain to separate him from the Salafist Group which finally convinced him to go to Jihad in Syria.

Salma takes the role of a jihadist to join Al-Nusra Front in Syria, with the aim of bringing her son back to Tunisia… Will she succeed in taking her son out of Syria and all its complications and what will she face there…?"


-  Winner Audience Award - Festival de Mons - 2017 Belgium

- Tunisia’s Official Oscar Entry 2016

-  Golden Globe Award Nomination


CAST
  • Hend Sabry
    Salma
  • Badis Behi
    Mourad
  • Hichem Rostom
    Hichem
  • Mohamed Ali Ben Jemaa
    Nizar
  • Bassam Lotfi
    Abou El Walid
  • Rayya Laajimi
    Rym


CREW
  • Ridha Behi
    Director/Writer