"Gripping from start to finish.... A chilling, fast-moving study of a Syrian household under siege."
– The Hollywood Reporter,
"A concisely-told story that couldn't be more timely... a superbly coordinated cast, largely composed of Syrian refugees - children and young adults included - gel magnificently. Hiam Abbass offers one of her most powerful performances to date...."
– Screen Daily,
"**** For a film that exists inside such a small setting, 'In Syria" is a big film.... It's remarkably powerful and a strong piece of work from director/writer Philippe Van Leeuw."
– Switch (Australia),
Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe harbor for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When bombs threaten to destroy the building, when snipers turn the courtyards into deadly zones, and burglars break in to claim their dreadful bounties, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.
Director and Cast
- Director: Philippe Jordan