Movie ‘Damascus-Aleppo’ Wins Best Arabic Movie Award at the AIFF!
Syrian movie “Damascus-Aleppo” just won Best Arabic Movie Award in Alexandria International Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries! The festival’s closing ceremony was held in Bibliotheca Alexandrina on Tuesday the 9th of October. Legendary Syrian Actor, Duraid Lahham, made a comeback in this movie after not appearing since 2006, and he won the Best Actor Award!
The film is produced by the General Establishment for Cinema and directed by Bassil Al-Khatib and starring a large number of stars including Abdel Moneim Ameiri, Salma El Masry, Kende Hanna, Sabah El Jazeri, Alaa El Qassim, Nermin Shawki, and Ahmed Rafa.
The film tells the story of Eisa (Lahham), a retired radio host who takes a bus from Damascus to Aleppo to visit his daughter Dima (played by Syrian actress Kinda Hanna), who lost her husband during the violence that engulfed the Syrian north. Along the way he sees the destruction across the Syrian heartland, interacting with passengers from different segments of Syrian society, all of whose lives was ruined and deformed by the present conflict.
In a similar manner, the Best Actress Award was granted to to Syrian Actress Suzan Najmal-Deen for her role in the film “Rose”.