( 2022, UK, Syria, France, 100')
During the Syrian conflict in Damascus, the ceiling of Zeina’s house is destroyed and for the first time, she sleeps under the stars. Despite her city’s close-minded society, many, in particular women, find the courage to do unimaginable things. In the middle of the escalating violence, Zeina manages to flee with her mother and her neighbour’s family, Yazan. Nezouh means, in Arabic, displacement of souls and people, referring to the aimless roaming of refugees.
Syrian filmmaker born in France in 1979, Kaadan graduated in theater critic at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and in filmmaking at the Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. She directed a couple of documentary films for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, UNDP and UNICEF. Her feature fiction film The Day I lost My Shadow was awarded The Lion of The Future award for best debut film at the Venice Film Festival 2018 and has been screened in several other festivals. Her recent short film Aziza won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019.