Solitaire (2016)

Feature, Comedy, Drama | 92 min | Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt
Director : Sophie Boutros
Cast : Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Kousa

Therese, the mayor’s wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully prepares for an overnight visit of her daughter’s suitor and his parents. She excitedly shares the happy news of the engagement with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still bizarrely present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian; this engagement will only happen over Therese’s dead body!

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About the Director:

Sophie Boutros earned a Bachelor Degree in Directing for TV and Film at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA), Lebanon.For 6 years after her graduation, Sophie worked in TV production, starting as an Assistant Director and becoming a Director on several TV shows in Future TV Lebanon and later on in Dubai TV. She also worked as a freelance director on promotional films and TV commercials in Dubai. She started her career as a director of music videos with Julia Boutros “La B’ahlamak” which was followed by a series of videos for other A-list Arab singers. Sophie is now the Manager of Student Affairs and Communication at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication at the American University in Dubai.

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