Cleveland International Film Festival } March 27 – April 7, 2019 } Tower City Cinemas



Year: 2013
Country: ITALY
Run Time: 95 minutes


When Fatima's husband leaves the Syrian regime army to join the rebels, he arranges for a man named Farid to take her and her sister Aya out of the country. If they stay, they could become targets of revenge. Headed for Turkey, they also pick up Bilal, whose mysterious reasons for fleeing remain unknown to the women. Shortly after starting the trip, Farid unexpectedly dies, leaving the three completely clueless about where they are and what to do next. Frustrated and scared, they do their best to navigate through the countryside, in hopes of finding their way out. One night they are spotted by gunmen, who end up kidnapping Aya. Forced to forge on as a duo, Fatima and Bilal begin to get on each other's nerves. Will their differences cause them to turn on each other? Lost in a dangerous place, all they have is each other. BORDER bravely tackles the Syrian crisis, giving a face to the countless men, women, and children who are literally dying every day to get out. (In Arabic with subtitles) — E.F.

CIFF38 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Women of the World

Alessio Cremonini

Alessio Cremonini is a writer and director from Italy. His previous work includes several television movies and short films. He has been working in the industry since the late 90s.

BORDER (2013)

Francesco Melzi d'Eril, Gabriele Moratti

Alessio Cremonini, Susan Dabbous

Stefano Di Leo

Andrea Bonanni

Principal Cast
Wasim Abo Azan, Sara El Debuch, Dana Keilani

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