Press 28 AUG 2017

InSyriated three times awarded in Angoulême

Closed on Sunday (August 27th), the Angoulême French Film Festival announced its prize list.

InSyriated by Belgian director Philippe Van Leeuw received several awards: the Valois for best director (Banque Populaire prize), the Valois for Best Actress awarded ex aequo to Hiam Abbass and Diamand Abou Abboud, as well as the Public Award (Canal+ Cinema Prize).
Discovered at the Berlinale (Panorama) where it won the Audience Award and the Europa Cinemas Label, InSyriated has been in many festivals and continues its journey : it was recently selected at the Toronto International Film Festival and shortlisted at the European Film Awards.
Taken from the headlines, the film tells the story of a family in Syria: staying inside day and night, never going out, not even daring to look outside because it's too dangerous. This isn't a prison, it's daily life for a family in war-torn Damascus. They're just an ordinary family, doing what they can to stay alive, day-by-day. Their flat has become a kind of bunker. Everything revolves around making do with what little there is. Each day is about holding on for one more day.
InSyriated is produced by Altitude 100 Production (BE) and Liaison Cinématographique (FR), in co-production with Minds Meet (BE), Born in Beirut (Lebanon), Versus Production, VOO and Be TV. It has also been supported in Belgium by the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government via Inver Tax Shelter and at European level by Eurimages. The film is distributed in Belgium by O'Brother Distribution, in France by KMBO, in Canada by MK2 Mile End and in USA by Film Movement. The film is sold internationally by Films Boutique. The film will be released on September 6th in France and on October 11th in Belgium.