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The Cave

8.1 / 53 votes

BFI London Film Festival Release Date

Monday 7th October 2019
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Age rating / classification to be confirmed.
Current Status:released

Next Showing:

None. Last shown at BFI London Film Festival on 7th October 2019.
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Directed by:

Written by:

Genre:

Documentary

Language:

Arabic

Runtime:

1 hour 35 minutes (approx.)

Movie Synopsis:

Director Feras Fayyad returns to his native, Wartorn Syria to follow a dedicated team of female doctors who tirelessly treat casualties in an underground hospital while battling systemic sexism. Shot from 2016 to 2018, The Cave belongs to the top rank of war films. Syrian director Feras Fayyad takes us to a subterranean landscape that feels akin to the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max (1979). With life too dangerous above ground, survivors create a network of secret tunnels under the city of Ghouta, near Damascus, for an underground hospital maintained by women doctors. In contrast to the many Syrian documentaries made from cellphone footage or shaky cameras, Feras Fayyad takes great care to visualize the landscape and its memorable occupants with artful cinematography. For anyone who feels jaded by Syria coverage, this work stands apart. The heart of the film is Dr. Amani, a young Syrian woman operating in unimaginable conditions with great humor and fortitude. When not tending to.

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Last update was at 07:02 14th October 2019