STFFF Of Fathers and Sons

5th August, 2018 (MA15+)
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  • Director Talal Derki
  • Duration 99 min
  • Rating MA15+


An intimate and at times provocative study of the family life of a Syrian Jihadist soldier and his sons.

Derki risked much to give us this extremely rare insight into growing up in a radical Islamist family in northern Syria. While the camera occasionally accompanies the father, Abu Osama as he disarms bombs or snipes at distant enemies, the film’s chief focus is his sons, particularly 10-year-old Osama, who can’t wait to start military training, and his sensitive younger brother Ayman, who wants to stay at school.

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