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In Fields of Words: Conversations with Samar Yazbek

Film still from IN FIELDS OF WORD: CONVERSATIONS WITH SAMAR YAZBEK: A hand holds a picture in front of the sky.

Fri 28.04.

  • Director

    Rania Stephan

  • Lebanon / 2022
    70 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Guest: Rania Stephan

This filmic dialogue between renowned Syrian writer-in-exile Samar Yazbek and Lebanese filmmaker Rania Stephan asks questions regarding cinema and literature in the face of war, death, and violence. Shot between 2013 and 2019, the film illustrates the course of the revolution and civil war in Syria. As the war intensifies, one question becomes substantial: “Can literature and cinema capture this tragedy?” Weaving different visual and sound elements, Rania Stephan explores this question through Samar Yazbek’s tools: words, creating a poetic and political testimony of our times. IN FIELDS OF WORDS: CONVERSATIONS WITH SAMAR YAZBEK won the Best Film Award at the 2022 Villa Medici Film Festival.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media