Longing for the Promised Land

Review of The Syrian Bride, Directed by Eran RiklisBy KENDRICK KUONot a terribly famous movie, The Syrian Bride is mainly in Arabic with occasional Hebrew and is directed by an Israeli. The very context of the film is fascinating. It takes place in the Golan Heights, a hotly contested area between Israel and Syria, where residents have an "undefined" nationality. Mona, a young Druze woman, is arranged to marry a famous Syrian actor, knowing that to cross into Syria means that she will … [Read more...]