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<i>I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave</i>. 2006. Syria/France. Directed by Hala Alabdalla, Ammar el-Beik
  • I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave

    2006. Syria/France. Hala Alabdalla, Ammar el-Beik. 110 min.

Introduced by Alabdalla

Sunday, October 31, 2010, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave

    2006. Syria/France. Directed by Hala Alabdalla, Ammar el-Beik. With Fadia Ladkani, Rola Roukbi, Raghida Assaf. Conceived as a summation of life’s postponed projects, this beautifully shot black-and-white film is a monument to humankind’s resilience in the face of loss, exile, and death. Interviews with three Syrian women alternate with a variety of segments: landscape, art, family, and an interview with painter and icon conservator Elias Zayyat. Part documentary, part fable, this well-crafted film is an emotional tribute to the rejuvenating power of poetry and beauty in general, and in particular to Daad Haddad, a Syrian poet who was “disappeared” in 1991. In Arabic; English subtitles. 110 min.