Date: June 10, 2024
Venue: Curzon SOHO
Address: 99 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 5DY
Time: 18:20

ALiF is proud to present a number of films from Lebanon to showcase the various stories the regions has to offer.


Two decades after the Lebanese-Syrian war, Thérèse is yet to make peace with her brother’s death by a Syrian bomb. Thérèse is the mayor’s wife in a Lebanese village, joyfully preparing for her only daughter’s engagement. She excitedly shares the happy news with pictures of her beloved brother who was killed by a Syrian bomb 20 years ago and is still present in every corner of her house. Only when the long-awaited guests are at her doorstep, she discovers they are Syrian. Mahbas (Solitaire) is an award-winning, Lebanese rom-com, with a message of tolerance and forgiveness. This comedic roller coaster is screening as part of the inaugural Arts of Lebanon Festival (ALiF), co-produced by Marsm and AM Productions.

The screening will be followed by a virtual Q&A with the Director Sophie Boutros and Producer Nadia Eliewat.