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Parallel sections world cinema - JCC 2017
JCC 2017 du 4 au 11 novembre 2017



Philippe Van Leeuw - Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgique


Trapped inside her house in a city under siege, Oum Yazan, mother of three, turned her flat into a safe space for her family and neighbors, trying to protect them from the war outside. When the courtyards turn into deadly zones, maintaining the thin balance of routine inside the walls becomes a matter of life and death.

Technical details

Genre: Feature film
Duration: 85 minutes
Production year: 2017
Country: Wallonie-Bruxelles - Belgique
Casting: Hiam Abbass - Diamand Abou Abboud - Juliette Navis - Mohsen Abbas Moustapha AL Kar - Mohammad Jihad Sleik
Script: Philippe Van Leeuw
DOP: Virginie Surdej
Editing: Gladys Joujou
Director: Philippe Van Leeuw
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Born in Brussels, Philippe Van Leeuw studied at INSAS before moving to Los Angeles, where he studied cinematography at the American Film Institute. He is known for «La vie de Jésus» (1997), «Stable Unstable» (2013) and «Le dernier des fous» (2006).