The Syrian Bride is the story of Mona’s wedding day at the border, a wedding starting at 5:00am and ending in the late afternoon. Mona’s wedding day is the saddest day of her life. Once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Syrian TV star, Tallel, she will never be allowed back to her family in Majdal Shams, a Druze village in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
The Syrian Bride is the story of a family torn apart over questions of tradition, politics and prejudice: the tough, political father; the playboy brother; the outcast older brother; and Amal, the elder sister, a modern woman trapped in a culture and tradition she wants to break out of. At the end of a long day they all realise that once you cross the border there is no way back.
At cinemas from Friday, 19th of January 2007.