A Comedian In A Syrian Tragedy/ Huset


A Comedian In A Syrian Tragedy/ Huset

September 11, 2020 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, 1466 København K

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Film screening with introduction and reception






This documentary film is a chronicle of a revolution and war, experienced by the famous Syrian actor Fares Helou. Fares’ life changed radically when he joined the people in the streets of Damascus calling for the fall of the Syrian regime. He immediately had to go underground and director Rami Farah joined him in hiding with a camera. When Fares had to flee from Syria to France Rami followed him. However, neither the actor nor the director had a script for the new chapter in their lives: exile. A chapter full of questions, disappointments and alienation, but also of absurdity and cultural confusion that calls for laughter. A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy is an intimate observation of the psychological violence and the exiled existence experienced by the director and his favourite actor.

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