Cheers! – Angela Al Souliman

Original Title: Cheers!
English Title: Cheers!
Genre: Drama
Duration: 9 min
Year of Production: 2018
Country: Belgium
Screening Format: DCP
Colour: B/W
Language: English
Subtitles: Dutch / French

Short Synopsis: This short film highlights the difficulties of communication between two humans who belong to different cultures and different memories. The love between a Syrian girl and an European guy isn’t strong enough to transcend the differences between them.

Long Synopsis: This short film highlights the difficulties of communication between two humans who belong to different cultures and different memories. What starts out as a simple conversation about wine, turns out to be a fundamental breaking point in a relationship. The love between a Syrian girl and an European guy isn’t strong enough to transcend the differences between them and escalates in a romantic and philosophical drama.

Director: Angela Al-Souliman
Cast: Angela Al-Souliman, Joachim Michaux
Camera: Hans Bruch Jr.
Camera assistance: Sean Luke
Sound: Mahmoud Zourob
Editing: Kinshuk Surjan
Colorgrading: Hans Bruch Jr.
Sound mixing: Jean-Noël Boissé
Subtitles: Saraa Saleh, Bilal Issa
Producer: Gawan Fagard and Gwendolyn Lootens, Cinemaximiliaan
Thanks to: Omar Al-Samarai, Lubnan Al-Wazny, Soetkin Keukeleire, Alain Dupuy, Nour Assamadani and many more.
Made in a workshop with Béla Tarr at Cinemaximiliaan

Biography of Director:
Angela Al Souliman (Syria, 1987). She holds an economy certification from Aleppo University in 2009. After graduation she worked in media as a reporter and a TV presenter in many Arabic channels. In 2014 she came to Europe. She filmed a documentary for the whole trip from Egypt to Belgium and won the “my life according to me”-festival award for her short movie “Selavi”.

Filmography of Director:
“Selavi” (2015).