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||IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 from N/A votes
||Release: 18 Sep 2015 /
||Genre: Documentary, Drama
||Director: Sean McAllister,
||Synopsis: Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.
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This might seem a harsh judgment about a film charting the reaction of
a Syrian family to the conflict within their country over a five- year
period, but A SYRIAN LOVE STORY comes across as a shamelessly
manipulative piece of filmmaking, where director Sean McAllister has
deliberately shoehorned the struggles of his subjects into a clichéd
piece of narrative.
The story centers on Raghda and Amer, a couple living in Syria who both
suffered the trauma of imprisonment for their revolutionary views. As
the story opens, Raghda is still incarcerated and Amer has to look
after their large family. With Syria gradually descending into anarchy,
the family have to leave their country and decamp to Lebanon;
eventually they are given asylum in France. But Raghda cannot forget
her loyalty to her country, and so she departs once again for Syria to
occupy a senior position in the rebel government, living partly in her
own country and partly in the eastern Turkish town of Gaziantep.
Meanwhile Amer continues to bring up the rest of the family in France
while plying his trade as a farmer.
The story is a poignant one, charting the ways in which personal
feelings and political commitment often conflict with one another. Yet
director McAllister continues to obtrude himself into the narrative,
talking at one point about his own imprisonment in Syria, and freely
associating with the family. This decision tends to divert attention
away from the film's basic subject; are we really witnessing a
depiction of an ordinary Syrian family, or concentrating instead on the
director's relationship to that family?
This conflict becomes more pronounced when the family are in France,
and Raghda and Amer begin to play out their marital struggles for the
camera. McAllister eggs them on with some shamefully leading questions,
almost as if he wants to fit their arguments into a melodramatic
narrative of his own making. There is a certain sense of absurdity
about two Syrian people discussing one another's foibles for
McAllister's camera in English rather than in their native language of
There are other devices that prove jarring; throughout the film Raghda
and Amer's dialogue has been subtitled, even though their English
pronunciation is perfectly comprehensible. The subtitles don't even
reflect what they are saying, but provide a cleaned-up version of their
syntax. McAllister himself resorts to using pidgin English, especially
with the children, which makes it seem as it he positions himself as a
privileged Westerner talking down to the Easterners.
In the end nothing is resolved; but McAllister has his film, which
presumably was his intention anyway.
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