Syrian Bride

A FILM BY Eran Riklis

An elegant piece of cinema that is beautifully acted...
-Bruce Kirkland, TORONTO SUN
A sharp and complicated drama that also works as a provocative and level-headed social commentary.
-Adam Nayman, EYE MAGAZINE
An engaging, moving tale that transcends its time and place?A potent cinematic mix?lends a deep humanity to a part of the world in dire need of greater understanding.
-John Terauds, TORONTO STAR


Mona’s wedding day is the saddest day of her life. She knows that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to marry Syrian TV star Tallel, she will never be allowed back to her beloved family in Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967. The Syrian Bride is a story about physical, mental and emotional borders and the will to cross them. A story about a family trying to cope with its ability to define boundaries and deal with them - focusing on Mona’s sister Amal, a modern woman trapped in a tradition and culture she wants to break out of.

Theatrical Release Date

Original Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew, Russian, French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 96 min.
Year: 2004


Clara Khoury
Dirar Suleiman
Hiam Abbass
Eran Riklis