A Syrian Love Story ★★★★

It's an astonishing achievement to develop such an intimate relationship between the filmmaker and the film's subjects, and the film reaps the rewards of it. It's an intimate and honest look at a family whose relationships decays as the escape the horrors of Syria: a film that benefits hugely from the character's comfort of revealing their private emotions to the filmmaker. For obvious reasons, the film is incredibly relevant at the moment, but it's so much more than a political statement as the film captures true relatable human emotion in the most extreme circumstances.

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