Dreams of the City

  • Syria
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Forced to leave his hometown to Damascus, the young Dib grows up against a backdrop of the political upheavals of the 1950s (the end of the military dictatorship in Syria and the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Nasser’s taking of power in Cairo, Egyptian and Syrian unification in 1958) and loses his childish illusions. Partly autobiographical, Mohammad Malas’ debut film marked the transition to auteur cinema in Syria.

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  • Original Title
    Ahlam al-Medina
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Mohammad Malas, Samir Zirka
  • Cinematography
    Urdijan Engin
  • Editing
    Haitham Kouatly
  • Sound
    Hassan Salem, Emil Saadeh
  • Runtime
    120 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Syria
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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