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Étoiles de Jour
Film Portrait Oussama Mohammad
Admission: 5 Euro, concessions 3 Euro
family, identity
with short film:
Step by Step
Syria 1978
25 min., Engl. subtitles

Étoiles de Jour
Syria 1988
90 min., Engl. subtitles

“I am interested in the consequences of power. When one of us is given power over another person, it destroys something in the other person and in our self. Power is the most absolute form of violence. This is visible even in simple family structures.” Oussama Mohammad

Oussama Mohammad’s films always take the form of allegories against the background of difficult familial relationships: in Étoiles de Jour Khalil wants to marry his sister Sana to the doctor Marouf to unite the family fortunes. In reciprocation, Marouf’s sister is supposed to marry his deaf brother. But at the last moment the plan falls through. Sana flees to the city, in vain ...

Contact: Doris Hegner