Mona’s wedding day was the saddest day of her life. She knew that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria she will never be able to come back to her Druze village Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights.


The Syrian Bride (2004) Israel – Germany – France

Director Eran Riklis

Script Suha Arraf  Eran Riklis

Producers Bettina Brokemper | Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre | Michael Eckelt | Eran Riklis

Composer Cyril Morin

Cinematographer Michael Wiesweg

Editor Tova Ascher

Production Designer Avi Fahima

Starring Hiam Abbass, Makram J. Khoury, Clara Khoury, Ashraf Barhoum, Ali Suliman, Julie-Anne Roth, Uri Gavriel

Supported by Israel Film Fund – HOT – Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen  – ARTE WDR – ARTE France Cinema – CANAL+ - CNC – TF1

an Eran Riklis film 


Audience Award, Locarno

Grand Prix, Audience Award, Fipresci and Ecumenical Awards, Montreal

Best Script and Audience AwardGhent

and over 12 more awards.



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