The Syrian Bride
2005
From Israeli director Eran Riklis comes this provocative import that sheds light on Middle East frictions through the prism of a wedding between Druze bride-to-be Mona (Clara Khoury) and her cousin (Dirar Suleiman), a Syrian actor who's a stranger to her. But what ought to be a happy event is instead cloaked in sorrow: Once Mona -- a Golan Heights resident -- crosses into Syria with her spouse, it's unlikely that she'll ever see her family again.

Aaron Shurtleff: “It ruled.”

The lives of an Israeli family are explored, as a young woman prepares for her arranged marriage to an actor from Syria. I cannot recommend this movie highly enough. The characters are well played, and it gives some insight into life in this area.

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