Villa Touma  [2014]
DirectorSuha Arraf
CastCherien Dabis, Nisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Maria Zreik
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-year-old orphan Badia, whose arrival at the Ramallah home of her three spinster aunts unleashes a torrent of family secrets and long-held grudges.
Best known as the co-writer of such celebrated films as The Syrian Bride and The Lemon Tree, Suha Arraf makes her narrative-feature debut with this intimate, masterfully written Chekhovian drama (complete with three sisters).
Vividly rendering the sepia-toned claustrophobia of the sisters' crumbling manor, and aided immeasurably by a quartet of wonderful performances from her actors, Arraf with Villa Touma announces herself as a significant director in her own right.
2014 Screening Schedule
“VILLA TOUMA” (2014 feature film directed by Suha Arraf)
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Runtime1:27 (87min)
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